The firm which established the Nascent Green Technology said: the world’s largest plant that sucks carbon dioxide directly from the air and deposits it underground is due to start operating on Wednesday.
The carbon dioxide storage specialist Swiss start-up Climeworks AG has collaborated with Iceland-based carbon storage firm Carbfix to establish a plant of a total of 4,000 tons, that could accumulate around CO2 every year. This will constitute a yearly emission from around 790 cars. As per the International Energy Agency, the set-up collected 31.5 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions.
The world's largest carbon capture plant is up and running in Iceland. Swiss start-up @Climeworks has partnered with Icelandic carbon storage firm Carbfix to develop the Orca plant that sucks out up to 4,000 tons of CO2 per year https://t.co/lgfcvEpxM3 pic.twitter.com/svaMfjsgVs
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Collecting air directly from the atmosphere is counted as the most prominent technology. Scientists view this as an opportunity to curb carbon emissions, global warming, wildfires, floods and increasing sea levels. As per the statistics published by IEA, there are around 15 active direct air capture plants functioning across the world, capturing a whopping 9,000 tonnes of CO2 every year.
The American oil company, Occidental is aiming to develop the largest direct-air-capture service to retrieve at least one million tonnes of carbon dioxide from open-air near the oilfields situated in Texas. Similarly, Climeworks in collaboration with Swiss Re, the insurance firm provides a subscription service to its users to pay for carbon eradication via., monthly payments.