A Berlin-based climate tech startup is taking a retrofitting approach to scaling direct air capture (DAC) devices for the uptake of CO2 emissions. NeoCarbon’s focus is on developing direct air capture kits that can be installed inside working cooling towers in the industrial sector.

The company’s initial focus is on retrofitting DAC to smaller-scale industrial cooling towers, citing the point that even smaller industrial towers process a lot of air and can therefore capture meaningful quantities of CO2. According to NeoCarbon, it hopes to eventually develop technology for large towers.