Because it is not enough to prevent new emissions and compensate, Climeworks has set an ambitious aim to filter 1% of the worldwide CO₂ emissions out of the air. There is already too much CO₂ in the atmosphere. We need to physically remove it from the atmosphere – permanently and safely. That’s the only way to reach a net zero future.
With Climework’s Direct Air Capture, surplus CO₂ is filtered out of the air. Next, it is blended with water from the nearby geothermal power plant and pumped deeply into the ground. Due to natural processes the CO₂ reacts with the basalt rock and turns into rock itself.