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Climeworks is building a bigger carbon removal plant - and getting some new competition

1 month ago   |   By Grist

Last fall, an emerging climate solution hit a milestone when the Swiss company Climeworks switched on its “Orca” plant , an array of fans and filters that capture carbon dioxide directly from the air. Built in Iceland, it is the largest plant of its kind in the world, designed to filter 4,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide from the air each year so it can be permanently stored underground.
Orca was only the beginning for Climeworks. In order for these kinds of “direct air capture” facilities to become a meaningful tool for limiting climate change, they will need to suck up many times that...
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