Fighting climate change with Direct Air Capture, Climeworks

Meet Climeworks, the Swiss technology pioneer that is fighting climate change with a technology called “Direct Air Capture”. Since the industrial revolution, the level of CO2 in the atmosphere has increased drastically. This excess carbon is the number one cause of climate change. Simply reducing our emissions will therefore not be sufficient anymore – we need to actively remove CO2 from the air to lower the overall concentration.

Fighting climate change with Direct Air Capture, Climeworks

And this is exactly what Climeworks is doing. With direct air capture, they can remove CO? emissions from the air and put them back in the ground. Once the CO2 is stored underground, it mineralizes and turns into solid rock where it can no longer contribute to climate change.

Climeworks’ has made it one of Time100 Most Influential Companies Of 2022. Its Orca plant in Iceland, which is solely powered by renewable energy, has the capacity to remove 4,000 tons of CO2 per year. With its most recent $650M funding round, Climeworks aims to reach a million-ton scale in the 2030s.

Both companies and individuals like you can support Climeworks in accelerating their journey to million-ton scale. For this year’s Christmas season, they are offering the gift of climate impact. That gift gives you the opportunity to inspire climate action and remove CO2 in the name of your friends, family, partner or colleagues.

What you receive is a virtual gift: a festive CO2 removal PDF that you can personalize to your giftee. All in all, it only takes you 5 minutes so you can also order it last minute if needed.

Every dollar spent removes ~1kg of CO2 from the atmosphere.

Climeworks, the Swiss company pioneering in the fight against global warming with the first and largest direct air capture and storage plant.Its Orca plant in Iceland has the capacity to remove 4,000 tons of CO2 per year. With its most recent $650M funding round, Climeworks aims to reach a million-ton scale.

Orca’s nominal capacity is equivalent to the annual emissions of between 10’000 and 20’000 electric cars (which represents approx. 5% of annual Tesla based on 2020).
Climeworks’ gift allows people to capture CO2 directly from the air and store it permanently underground, helping fight climate change.

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