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Climate tech firm to launch scaled-up plant sucking CO2 from air

Kate Abnett of Reuters reports that Climeworks is set to build a new direct air capture facility.

The C3 Take
  • Climeworks already operates the largest direct air capture plant in the world.
  • The Swiss startup will build a new plant in Iceland within the next two years which will be able to capture 36,000 tons of emissions from the atmosphere.
  • While 36,000 tons is only a small percentage of total energy-related emissions, Climeworks’ new plant shows an emerging market appetite for direct air capture technology.

“The new ‘Mammoth’ plant will contain around 80 large blocks of fans and filters that suck in air and extract its CO2, which Icelandic carbon storage firm Carbfix then mixes with water and injects underground where a chemical reaction turns it to rock. The process will be powered by a nearby geothermal energy plant.”

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