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Drinking vodka made using CO2 emissions could be just about the perfect way to toast the prospects of what many expect to be a multi-trillion dollar future for the carbontech sector.

According to Carbon180, an NGO on a mission to deliver a ‘carbon-removing world’, carbontech products made with waste carbon can help generate a near $6 trillion annual market.

“Since carbontech recycles waste carbon that would otherwise perpetuate climate change, carbontech materials are comparably climate beneficial compared to the incumbent material or product,” Carbon180 said in a report about the burgeoning sector.

Which means drinkers of Air Vodka can give themselves a big pat on the back. It is made by Air Company, an exciting New York-based startup that is using its patented technology to convert CO2 into carbon-negative products including vodka, perfume, and hand sanitiser.

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Solar Foods is another prominent name in the carbontech space. The Finnish company is on course to produce one of the world’s most carbon-friendly proteins using only electricity and air in a process that uses CO2 extracted from the atmosphere.

Carbon180 says these growing number of products “can help lower technology costs for carbon capture and conversion technologies by providing a demand-side incentive to capture and use waste carbon feedstocks”.

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