gasworld – Grand opening of Climeworks commercial DAC plant

Today in Hinwil, Switzerland, is the grand opening for the world’s first commercial plant that captures atmospheric CO2 for supply and sale to customers.

Climworks, the Swiss direct air capture company, launched the commercial-scale direct air capture (DAC) plant, featuring its patented technology that filters carbon dioxide (CO2) from ambient air. The plant is now supplying 900 tonnes of CO2 annually to a nearby greenhouse to help grow vegetables.

The plant is a historic step for negative emissions technology – earmarked by the Paris climate agreement as being vital in the quest to limit a global temperature rise of 2 °C.