CO2 Removal : Progress & Potential

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  • DATE: Oct. 21, 2021
  • TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 JST
  • PLACE: online

In the run up to the COP26 summit in Glasgow, Japan NRG hosted several webinars to look at the technologies and policies that could make a difference. Here are details of the first event, a video recording of which is available below.

Carbon Dioxide Removal : Progress and Potential
Date: Oct. 21 (Thursday) 
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 JST
Speakers: Senior members of AirMiners and Carbon180
Summary: What are the approaches used to extract CO2
from the atmosphere in North America today?
How can this create business opportunities in Japan?

We mine resources to make energy. Why not mine the air for energy byproduct that can cause harm? That’s the basic premise of AirMiners, a California-based organization that will make a special presentation for Japan NRG next week to discuss how, in their words, “climate crisis is an opportunity to create a better future.”

Japan NRG will host a 60-minute webinar with AirMiners senior members, Jason Grillo and Tito Jankowski, who will discuss carbon removal activities in North America and how companies in Asia Pacific could leverage those approaches to do good for the climate and create business opportunities.

Jason and Tito will be joined on the panel by Erin Burns, the Executive Director of Carbon180, an organization focused on U.S. carbon removal policies.

About AirMiners:
The organization seeks to inspire, educate, and accelerate the development of the carbon removal industry. Their goal is to achieve gigaton scale carbon removal as rapidly as possible, globally and across all methodologies. In particular, AirMiners focuses on fostering the formation of new companies by providing funding for startups with the idea of creating “1,000 shots on goal” for carbon removal.


  • Tito Jankowski (Lead and Co-founder @AirMiners) 
    Formerly Co-Founder of BioCurious, OpenPCR Machine AirMiners, the place for entrepreneurs, researchers, and funders of carbon dioxide mining.
  • Jason Grillo (Event Director, Business leader and strategic advisor @AirMiners) Principal, TerraLuces LLC. AirMiners is the place for entrepreneurs, researchers, and funders of mining carbon dioxide from the air.
  • Erin Burns, Executive Director @Carbon180  As executive director, Erin guides the Carbon180 team as they think big to equitably scale carbon removal and address the climate crisis. She previously worked on energy, labor, and coal worker transition issues in the Senate. She is originally from West Virginia and currently lives in DC with her family. Follow her on Twitter @erinmburns.

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