Work starts on world’s biggest DAC plant

Work starts on world’s biggest DAC plant Main Photo

28 Apr 2023


On a blustery, gusty, dusty day on a remote 65-acre site Friday morning in far northwestern Ector County, Occidental Petroleum Corp. President-CEO Vicki Hollub introduced her company’s plan for the world’s biggest direct air capture plant, called “Stratos,” saying 1,000 men will build the enormous facility and have it running by mid-2025.

With three huge screens behind her showing what the $1-billion plant about 15 miles southeast of the small town of Notrees will look like, radio, television, magazine and newspaper reporters from around Texas and the nation watched as Hollub was applauded by a crowd of 230 people that included an array of energy industry officials and area governmental and business leaders.

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