Climeworks, ON Power and Carbfix lay the foundation to scale up CO2 removal

Sep 02 2020


Climeworks has signed agreements with both Carbfix and ON Power to lay the foundation for a new plant.

The new plant will be able to permanently remove 4000 tons of carbon dioxide from the air per year.

Module of the next generation of Climeworks technology

Module of the next generation of Climeworks technology

 

Under the agreement with ON Power, Climeworks will build facilities within their Geothermal Park to capture CO2 from the air. This will be done using Climeworks’ direct air capture technology (DAC). The geothermal power and heat provided by ON Power secures a constant supply of renewable energy to power the DAC technology.

Climeworks’ agreement with Carbfix ensures the safe storage of the CO2 through natural underground mineralization. The underground basaltic rock formations in Iceland provide the ideal conditions for this process, providing a permanent solution for CO2 storage.

The collaborative efforts of these agreements are particularly important as the scale-up of carbon removal is essential to reach the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, and the continued development of these technologies could prove to be a game-changer in the fight against climate change.

Jan Wurzbacher, co-founder and co-CEO of Climeworks: “This collaboration with ON and Carbfix marks a big step forward in reducing the CO2 in our air. The site in Iceland provides ideal conditions: the supply of renewable energy and a safe and natural storage space for our air-captured carbon dioxide. All partners have developed pioneering solutions and are experts in their field. We are proud, together with our partners, to bring the permanent and safe removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to the next level.”

 

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