Oman-based climate tech startup 44.01 has announced the initiation of operations at its site nestled in the Hajar Mountains. Having completed its inaugural borehole drilling and preliminary safety and injectivity assessments, 44.01’s ambitious endeavor represents a pivotal moment for Oman’s sustainable technology landscape.
In a recent announcement, 44.01 emphasized that this groundbreaking venture heralds the advent of Oman’s inaugural co-located DAC (Direct Air Capture) facility, positioning the company as a vanguard of environmental innovation in the region. This is reported to be the largest project to date; the initiative holds immense promise in the global fight against climate change by curbing carbon emissions.
According to the firm, the Hajar Mountains were chosen because of their suitability for such pioneering efforts. The mountains’ unique geological composition and strategic positioning enable efficient carbon capture, coupled with mineralization processes that ensure the long-term storage of captured emissions and the extraction of valuable minerals.
The project is scheduled to commence CO2 injection operations in the latter half of 2024, the project’s timeline underscores 44.01’s unwavering commitment to sustainable practices while addressing Oman’s escalating energy needs. By integrating DAC technology with mineralization processes, the startup aims to play a pivotal role in Oman’s pursuit of carbon neutrality.
Notably, 44.01 achieved significant milestones in 2023, including the completion of its third pilot project in Oman, marking the first utilization of DAC-captured CO2.
44.01’s innovative climate tech initiative perfectly aligns with Oman’s sustainability and ecological harmony commitment. Amidst the Hajar Mountains, this venture offers Oman a unique opportunity to harness its renewable energy potential and leverage its diverse geological landscape for sustainable development.