EIT - European Institute of Innovation and Technology

06/11/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/11/2019 02:55

EIT Climate-KIC supported Climeworks: breakthrough technology

Founded in 2009, Climeworks is trying to 'stop climate change from reaching dangerous levels' by capturing CO2 from the air through direct air capture of the gas from ambient air through engineered chemical reactions.

Obviously not easy, but the benefits to the planet are clear. However, there's more to Climeworks success than simply removing the CO2; he pure gas is sold to customers in key markets, including the food and beverage industries, commercial agriculture, the energy sector and the automotive industry. This helps make the technology commercially viable. Climeworks also wants to sell CO2 directly to the public.

And by the way, Climeworks features in ICE ON FIRE, a documentary produced, among others, by Leonardo DiCaprio and HBO.

Want to know more? Of course you do. Look below.

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