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Climeworks launched Orca - a new direct air capture and storage plant

The world’s first and largest climate-positive direct air capture and storage plant, making direct air capture and storage a reality. The launch of Orca was not only a monumental moment for Climeworks but the direct air capture industry as a whole.

Taking direct air capture and storage to the next level

"Orca" is the name of Climeworks' new direct air capture and storage plant in Iceland. It takes carbon dioxide removal to the next level by combining Climeworks' direct air capture technology with the underground storage of carbon dioxide provided by Carbfix. Orca will capture 4000 tons of CO₂ per year - making it the world's biggest climate-positive facility to date. Using Climeworks state of the art technology is one of the most impactful ways to stop climate change.

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Alec Brito

This is interesting. According to this BI article, this orca plant will negate only 3 seconds of emission in year of usage.
https://www.businessinsider.com/carbon-capture-storage-expensive-climate-change-2021-9?r=US&IR=T

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Julie Wong

Only 3 seconds of emission? And how much carbon does the Orca machine itself emit?