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In Iceland, CO2 sucked from the air is turned to rock

Jeremie Richard writes in Tech Xplore on one company that is turning CO2 from the air into rocks.

The C3 Take
  • Swiss startup Climeworks is building a facility in Iceland that is using direct air capture to turn captured CO2 into rock.
  • Once a certain amount of carbon dioxide is sequestered, the company separates the pure CO2 and pumps it underground to be stored in rocks.
  • Climeworks expects that it will be able to capture and process 300,000 tons of CO2 each year by 2025, with a goal to increase this number tenfold by 2030.
  • Innovation is leading the way to a cleaner energy future.

“By pulling CO2 from ambient air, the plant is different from more traditional types of carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects at highly-polluting industrial smokestacks.”

Read the full article here.

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