Amrith Ramkumar of The Wall Street Journal reports that, for the first time, Climeworks has removed atmospheric carbon with direct air capture.
- Climeworks uses large devices containing fans to trap CO2 on sponge-like filters.
- Once the filters are full, carbon dioxide is mineralized and pumped underground into stone storage for thousands of years.
- Companies such as Microsoft and Stripe buy carbon credits from Climeworks to offset their operational emissions.
- This is an important breakthrough for reducing emissions and advancing energy innovation.
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