As part of our commitment to promoting innovative solutions to climate change, we’d like to highlight the groundbreaking work being done by Climeworks in the field of carbon dioxide removal. Climeworks has established itself as a pioneer with its direct air capture and storage plants, notably Orca and Mammoth, located in Iceland.

Orca Plant:
Launched in September 2021, Orca is the world’s first large-scale facility of its kind and is capable of removing up to 4,000 tons of CO2 annually. This plant operates using renewable energy sourced from the nearby Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant, emphasizing the integration of sustainable practices in its operations.

Mammoth Plant:
Following Orca, Climeworks began the construction of the Mammoth plant in June 2022, which represents a significant scale-up in their carbon removal capacity. As of early 2024, Mammoth is nearing operational status with the ability to capture up to 36,000 tons of CO2 per year. This plant is a crucial step towards Climeworks’ ambitious goal of reaching gigaton-scale carbon removal by 2050.

Both plants utilize innovative technology to capture CO2 directly from the air and store it underground in mineral form, a method that promises permanence and scalability. These initiatives are crucial as we look towards technology-driven solutions to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

We encourage all EcoServants to stay informed about these developments and to consider the potential of such technologies in our ongoing environmental efforts. This discussion could lead to insights on how we might support or leverage similar technologies for our projects. For more details on Climeworks’ efforts and their impact on the field of carbon capture, feel free to explore their advancements through their official communications and updates on their projects.

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