DIRECT AIR CAPTURE – LET’S REVERSE CLIMATE CHANGE - News room

2021-06-24

What if we could turn back time and reverse the past CO2 emissions? What if there was a giant vacuum cleaner that cleared the air? In a way, now there is! Orwak is proud to support the Direct Air Capture project, based on the Swiss company Climework ‘s amazing innovation that captures CO2 from the air and safely pumps it underground, where it is transformed into stone over time! It is a concrete, effective and permanent solution! A real and inspiring action to reverse climate change!

CAPTURING CO2 IN THE AIR AND STORING IT SAFELY UNDERGROUND

It is not a futuristic vision from another planet – this is real and it is happening now! The Direct Air Capture plant in Iceland, where the geothermal conditions are ideal, is in operation and the construction of the new plant “Orca” is well under way. It will capture 4000 tons of CO₂ per year – making it the world’s biggest climate-positive facility to date!

Leading scientific studies indicate that by 2050, 10 billion tons of carbon dioxide will need to be removed from the air every year. Direct air capture is a concrete and effective solution that helps to achieve this goal. Combined with permanent storage, direct air capture is a form of carbon dioxide removal. Climework’s technology runs exclusively on green energy and the modular CO₂ collectors can be stacked to build machines of any size.

BENEFITS:

  • Natural
  • Effective
  • Permanent through underground mineralization
  • In contrast to emissions reductions or offsets that
    prevent additional CO₂ from entering the atmosphere,
    Climeworks’ solution removes historic and unavoidable
    emissions from the air.

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