Climeworks provides infrastructure to capture CO2 from the air for the German Kopernikus Project “Power-to-X”.
The project is examining ways to use or store surplus energy generated by renewables in fuels and chemicals, which can then be used as alternatives to fossil fuels in energy, transport and chemicals industries.
Climeworks’ technology will be used in combination with a high temperature electrolysis system and a Fischer-Tropsch-reactor to create a compact and self-sufficient plant which synthesises artificial petroleum using air-captured CO2, water and renewable energy.
The project brings together 17 research institutes, 26 industrial companies and three public organisations and is led by RWTH Aachen University, the Research Centre Jülich, Dechema (the expert network for chemical engineering and biotechnology) and the Institute for Micro Process Engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The budget for the first phase the project is €30 million.
More information is available on the Kopernikus website.