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Noya Labs turns cooling towers into direct air capture devices for CO2 emissions

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Noya Labs turns cooling towers into direct air capture devices for CO2 emissions

Image Credits: plus49 / Construction Photography / Avalon / Getty Images. Article by Jonathan Shieber. TechCrunch – February 24, 2021.

Not every company’s founders find themselves on a first-name basis with the local bomb squad, but then again not every company is Noya Labs, which wants to turn the roughly 2 million cooling towers at industrial sites and buildings across the U.S. into CO2-sucking weapons in the fight against global climate change.

When the company first started developing prototypes of its devices that attach to water coolers, the company’s founders, Josh Santos and Daniel Cavero, did what all good founders do, they started building in their backyard.

The sight of a 55-gallon oil drum and a yellow refrigeration tank in a sous vide bath attached to red and blue cables didn’t sit so well with the neighbors, so Santos and Cavero found themselves playing host to the bomb squad multiple times, according to the company’s chief executive, Santos. […]

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