Iceland starts the world’s largest carbon dioxide capturing plant

Carbon Dioxide Capture Technology

Iceland has started operating the world’s largest plant that captures carbon dioxide from the air and deposits it into the ground. Climeworks AG, a Swiss start-up has teamed up with Iceland’s carbon storage firm Carbix to develop a plant that can capture up to 4,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. The plant is expected to start operating from Wednesday.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) records unveil that the total carbon dioxide emission during the last year was 31.5 billion tonnes. Direct air capture is one of the innovative and advanced technology for capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and could help significantly to combat global warming. As per the IEA data, 15 direct capture plants are operating in the world currently, capturing more than 9,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.

Bottom Line

Iceland’s carbon storage firm Carbix has partnered with Climeworks AG to develop a carbon dioxide capturing plant that could help Iceland to reduce its carbon footprints.