Climeworks flicks switch on 'world first' atmosperic carbon capture plant

Madeleine Cuff
The Climeworks module will extract CO2 directly from the air and store it underground | Credit: Climeworks / Zev Starr-Tambor

The Climeworks module will extract CO2 directly from the air and store it underground | Credit: Climeworks / Zev Starr-Tambor

Iceland site hailed as the first ever facility to remove carbon dioxide straight from the air and store it underground

Just months after launching a groundbreaking commercial carbon capture plant in Zurich, Swiss Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) pioneers Climeworks today announced another world first in the form of a facility...

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