"As a Ukrainian team committed to global environmental goals, we are honored and excited to receive this grant support from the EIC Accelerator. We are grateful to the European Innovation Council for its commitment to promoting breakthrough innovations that positively impact the world. This funding will empower us to pursue our mission of making Direct Air Capture technology accessible for any industry that needs it while making indoor agriculture more sustainable and resilient," said Viktoria Oseyko, CMO at Carbominer.
Carbominer, a modular Direct Air Capture company from Ukraine, has been selected for blended funding by the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator to advance its innovative Direct Air Capture (DAC) machines for use in indoor agriculture. The EIC Accelerator, known for supporting 'cutting-edge and high-impact projects,' has recognized the potential of Carbominer's technology, and this funding will be pivotal in accelerating the deployment of Carbominer's modular DAC systems.
The grant funding will enable Carbominer to scale the machine to 50-ton capacity, pilot it with greenhouses, and create new jobs, thus adding strength to the local and European economies through environmental innovation. With Carbominer, DAC becomes a potential solution to both food security and climate change mitigation.
The use of DAC technology, a process that captures carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere, could be a game-changer for the agricultural sector. By removing excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and repurposing it to enhance crop growth, the technology contributes to a sustainable, low-carbon agriculture industry.