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06/02/2020

Climeworks raises CHF 73M (USD 75M) – the largest ever private investment into direct air capture

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2nd June, 2020 – Climeworks has successfully raised CHF 73 million (USD 75 million) in equity from private investors. This is the largest private investment into direct air capture to date. The funding will help to drive forward the company’s scale-up roadmap and expand its carbon dioxide removal capacities.

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Reversing climate change with direct aur capture
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05/19/2020

How businesses can help reverse climate change: Stripe invests in Climeworks CDR to achieve climate targets

Businesses play an important role when it comes to reversing climate change – and while this realization is shared widely, some pioneering businesses are already taking action and thereby inspiring others to follow suit.

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Turning CO2 to a high-tech resource: carbon black
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03/25/2020

Turning CO₂ to a high-tech resource: carbon black

At Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the NECOC research project is aimed at building a unique test facility for active reduction of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO₂). The world’s first container-scale facility of this type is to convert CO₂ contained in ambient air into highly pure carbon black powder that can be used as a resource in industry. Project partners are INERATEC GmbH, a spinoff of KIT, and Climeworks, a spinoff of ETH Zurich. The research project, scheduled for a duration of three years, is funded with a total of EUR 1.5 million by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

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03/25/2020

Gasworld - Construction begins on carbon dioxide to carbon black facility

A test facility for the conversion of carbon dioxide (CO₂) from the air into solid carbon is being built at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

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03/18/2020

Deutsche Welle - Capturing CO₂ from the sky

Swiss start-up Climeworks is working to capture CO₂ from the atmosphere and recycle it into a resource. Their ambitious goal is to have zero net emissions of CO₂ by using it to grow plants or make carbon-neutral fuel.

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03/11/2020

European Commission - Greta Thunberg visits CO₂ capture technology plant

Yesterday, Climeworks had the pleasure of welcoming young climate change activist Greta Thunberg, at their plant outside Zürich.

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03/11/2020

Tagesanzeiger - Greta Thunberg besucht Zürcher Oberland

Greta Thunberg besuchte in Hinwil ZH das ETH-Startup Climeworks. Das Unternehmen entwickelte eine Methode, um CO₂ aus der Luft zu filtern. Wie Radio Zürisee berichtet, führte Mitgründer Jan Wurzbacher die schwedische Klimaaktivistin mehrere Stunden durch die Anlage und erklärte ihr das Vorgehen.

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02/27/2020

Forbes - Our Carbon Problem Is A Multibillion-Dollar Opportunity

Everyone is worried about the carbon dioxide problem, but nobody wants to pay for it yet. Industrial activity has emitted some 2,200 gigatons of CO₂ in the past 150 years and continues to produce about 40 GT annually. If we exceed 2,620 GT, we’ll miss our shot to contain global warming within 1.5° C. Ecosystems, economies and communities will suffer irreversible damage as a result.

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02/19/2020

Medium - Carbon Offsetting: How New Tech is Changing the Game

Carbon offsetting is under fire. Offsetting has been used by corporates and sanctioned by regulators as a means to compensate for carbon emissions through investing in tree planting and green infrastructure projects. Yet consumers and enterprises have watched 2.2M acres of the Amazon burn, read the exposés of the lack of accountability in green infrastructure projects, and questioned the value of offsetting programs to build green energy capacity and reforest.

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01/27/2020

Global Carbon Capture Technology Leaders, Svante and Climeworks, Agree to Collaborate On Solutions for a Net Zero-Emissions World

Global carbon capture technology leaders, Svante Inc. (formerly Inventys Inc.) and Climeworks AG, today announced an agreement to collaborate on the development of carbon capture technology solutions to enable customers transition to a net-zero emissions future.

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01/20/2020

Forbes - Microsoft Is Going Carbon Negative. What Does That Mean?

As the effects of climate change visit ever more havoc on communities around the globe, the corporate world has begun to realize that piecemeal commitments to sustainability no longer cut it with customers or with shareholders. The climate-savvy consumer is looking for bolder, systems-level action from the companies that profit from their behavior.

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01/05/2020

National Geographic - These are 2020's top travel trends: Microcations, carbon offsetting and more

We asked more than a dozen industry experts what travel will look like in 2020, and the overwhelming consensus is that this year—more than ever before—travellers will prioritise their journeys’ impacts: on the planet, on destinations and local communities, and on themselves.

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12/09/2019

Spiegel - Technik for Future

Die Klimaziele sind nur zu erreichen, wenn wir der Atmosphäre aktiv CO₂ entziehen. Doch die dafür nötigen Technologien sind oft unausgereift, teuer und bergen Risiken. Was kann helfen, und was ist Unsinn? Der Überblick.

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11/29/2019

CNN Business - This company's captured CO₂ is used in soda

Swiss company Climeworks is removing existing CO₂ from the atmosphere and storing it underground as rock. Some is also used in carbonated drinks by Coca-Cola Switzerland.

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11/18/2019

Forbes - Preparing For A Net-Zero Future: What Are The Options?

The year 2019 might well go into the history books as the moment that the world finally woke up to the threats of climate change. The U.K. government, for example, has ramped up its ambitions by legislating a net-zero target for 2050. While businesses have been aware of the need to act for quite some time, the net-zero target has significantly raised the urgency to act now and with more drastic measures. The alarm bells are going off in the boardrooms: climate change will be a major disruptor and business-as-usual is no longer viable. But what are the options for “deep decarbonization” and will these be viable any time soon?

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10/20/2019

Stern - Rettet diese CO₂-Saugmaschine die Erde?

Mit CO₂-Filtern lässt sich Kohlendioxid aus der Luft saugen. Das Gas kann eingelagert, neutralisiert oder sogar in Treibstoff umgewandelt werden. Potenziell ein Milliardengeschäft – wenn da nicht ein paar Hürden wären.

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Climeworks opens office in Deutschland
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10/03/2019

Climeworks Deutschland GmbH has opened its offices in Cologne

Climeworks AG established its subsidiary Climeworks Deutschland GmbH, that has opened its offices in Cologne, Germany, as a competence center for the application of Climeworks CO₂ capture plants in the renewable fuels and materials (“Power-to-X”) segment.

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Bracelet made from Climeworks' CO₂
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10/02/2019

Kickstarter campaign featuring Climeworks carbon dioxide removal launched

San Francisco-based Impossible Labs launched a Kickstarter campaign with bracelets made from Climeworks' CO₂.

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10/01/2019

BBC - Jet fuel from thin air: Aviation's hope or hype?

"This is the future of aviation," Oskar Meijerink tells me in a café in Rotterdam airport. His company, in partnership with the airport's owners, is planning the world's first commercial production of jet fuel made, in part, from carbon dioxide (CO₂).

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09/10/2019

EurActiv - Scientist: ‘I’m pretty sure we will need carbon removal technologies’

Sucking CO₂ from the air to mitigate global warming may sound silly at first, but it’s likely to be necessary nonetheless, says Nils Røkke. And the more we delay it, the higher will be the demand for carbon removal technologies in the future, he warns.

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Climeworks and Antecy join forces
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09/05/2019

Climeworks AG and Antecy B.V. are joining forces & thereby boosting technology portfolio

Climeworks AG, Switzerland and Antecy B.V., the Netherlands share the same goal of removing climate-relevant amounts of CO₂ from the atmosphere and joining forces renders this goal more achievable.

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08/29/2019

Federal Council - Federal Council aims for a climate-neutral Switzerland by 2050

Under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Switzerland has undertaken to halve its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared with 1990 levels. Now, based on new scientific findings published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Federal Council at its meeting on 28 August has decided to set an even more ambitious target: Switzerland plans to reduce its net carbon emissions to zero by 2050, thus meeting the internationally agreed target of limiting global warming to a maximum of 1.5°C when compared with the pre-industrial era.

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World's first integrated Power-to-X test facility
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08/22/2019

World’s first integrated Power-to-Liquid test facility to produce carbon-neutral fuels from air and green power

On the premises of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), a new test facility – within the German government-funded P2X Kopernikus project – combines all four steps required to produce synthetic fuels from air and green power.

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New ways for aviation industry
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08/09/2019

Renewable jet fuel from air

The aviation industry is an emitter of CO₂ and air travel continues to increase. Unlike cars, airplanes cannot switch to electric or hydrogen propulsion in the short-term.

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08/08/2019

Quartz - You can now pay to turn your carbon emissions to stone

In an effort to avoid emissions from air travel, teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg recently chose to sail across the Atlantic to attend a climate summit in New York in September. It's a bold visible symbol of the sacrifices necessary to reduce global emissions - but still an impractical choice for most climate-conscious travelers.

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07/01/2019

ETH Zürich - Carbon-neutral fuel made from sunlight and air

Researchers from ETH Zurich have developed a novel technology that produces liquid hydrocarbon fuels exclusively from sunlight and air. For the first time worldwide they demonstrate the entire thermochemical process chain under real field conditions. The new solar mini-​refinery is located on the roof of ETH’s Machine Laboratory building in Zurich.

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07/01/2019

Rolling Stone - Leonardo DiCaprio Details Fight to Curb Climate Change in ‘Ice on Fire’ Trailer

Leonardo DiCaprio highlights the various efforts around the world to curb climate change in the trailer for the new documentary 'Ice on Fire'.

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06/10/2019

Forbes - Can We Arrest Global Warming By Yanking CO₂ From The Atmosphere?

When the National Climate Assessment was released late last year, it said that the risk of catastrophic climate change was such that new tools had to be created to literally yank CO₂ from atmosphere — to sequester it from ambient air. But what is being done to achieve this and is this technology feasible?

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05/08/2019

Sustainability that everyone understands

With ALIGAL 2 airmade®gas bottles for sparkling water dispensers, companies can make their commitment to an ecologically sustainable world refreshingly understandable – for their employees and their customers.

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05/06/2019

GreenBiz - Coca-Cola bottler experiments with turning emissions into effervescence

In the coming months, Coca-Cola HBC Switzerland (CCHBC) subsidiary Valser is set to release what it calls the world’s first water bottled with carbon dioxide (CO₂) pulled directly from the air.

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04/22/2019

Digital Trends - Climeworks wants to clean the atmosphere with a fleet of truck-sized vacuums

Eliminating emissions is complicated enough (requiring a sort of choreography of policy, regulation, industry initiative, and pressure from citizens) but what about the hundred-billion metric tons of CO₂ that will be emitted into the atmosphere the next few years alone? Without a concerted cleanup effort, this scattered gas may continue to plague the planet.

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03/24/2019

Financial Times - How capturing CO₂ from air can combat climate change

FT environment correspondent Leslie Hook gets behind the scenes at Climeworks, a Swiss company with ambitions to remove one per cent of annual global carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere by 2025.

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02/27/2019

MIT Technology Review - Ten big global challenges technology could solve

None is easy, but all are incredibly important.

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02/12/2019

The New York Times Magazine - The Tiny Swiss Company That Thinks It Can Help Stop Climate Change

Two European entrepreneurs want to remove carbon from the air at prices cheap enough to matter.

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01/15/2019

Scientific American - The Last Resort

Can we remove enough CO₂ from the atmosphere to slow or even reverse climate change?

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11/26/2018

Business Insider - 12 scary takeaways from the climate report the Trump administration dropped on Black Friday — and one reason for hope

On Black Friday, as many Americans were shopping or spending time with family, the Trump administration published a major report on climate change.

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11/19/2018

The New Economy - Carbon-removal projects could turn back the clock on climate change

Even if humanity can reduce its carbon emissions significantly, future prospects for the planet’s health look bleak. Preventing climate change now relies on the economic viability of carbon-removal projects.

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11/07/2018

WIRED - Eight things you need to know about the future of energy

The energy industry is changing. Artificial intelligence, blockchain and distributed networks are altering how we think about energy and the grid.

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11/02/2018

Le Point - Pollution atmosphérique : ces entreprises décarbonisent l'air

La Terre pourrait se réchauffer de 1,5 °C dès 2030 si nous ne réduisons pas nos émissions de CO₂. Ces 3 entreprises lancent la chasse au dioxyde de carbone.

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10/30/2018

BBC - Climate change: Five cheap ways to remove CO₂ from the atmosphere

As well as rapidly reducing the carbon dioxide that we humans are pumping into the atmosphere in huge amounts, recent scientific assessments of climate change have all suggested that cutting emissions alone will not be enough to keep global temperatures from rising more than 1.5 or 2 degrees C.

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10/27/2018

Fast Company - CO₂-sucking factories could anchor a new, clean economy

Since they can be placed anywhere, the engines of the growing carbon-capture industry could help create more jobs across the globe.

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10/23/2018

GreenBiz - Reduction is no longer enough: Welcome to the new age of carbon removal

Reducing carbon dioxide emissions isn’t enough. The stark report in early October by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, exhorting companies and countries to move quicker to throttle global warming, is fueling heightened interest in high-tech and low-tech solutions for sucking the infamous greenhouse gas out of the atmosphere.

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10/18/2018

The Guardian - Could carbon-capture technology be a silver bullet to stop climate change?

Few companies specialize in carbon removal and the tools they produce are currently still expensive.

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10/12/2018

Quartz - The ultimate guide to negative-emission technologies

The world has delayed reducing carbon emissions for so long that humanity will need to suck enormous amounts of carbon dioxide back out from the air to avoid catastrophic global warming. That’s one of the conclusions of a new report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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IPCC Report 2018
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10/11/2018

Climeworks’ response to the IPCC report

The latest IPCC report published on Monday 8th October made clear that in addition to reducing worldwide emissions, we need to actively remove CO₂ from our atmosphere.

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10/11/2018

Le Temps - Climeworks, la société qui fait disparaître le CO₂

Basée à Zurich, la start-up va décupler les capacités de son usine en Islande qui permet de capter le dioxyde de carbone et de l’enfouir dans le sol, où il sera transformé en pierre. Dès 2019, particuliers, pays ou entreprises pourront ainsi payer pour compenser leurs émissions.

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10/10/2018

WIRED - The best business brains announced for WIRED Smarter

Thirteen new speakers from companies including Google, ASOS and Tenable announced for WIRED Smarter, a new kind of conference taking place at London’s Kings Place on Tuesday, October 9.

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10/09/2018

Le Monde - Une entreprise aspire le CO₂ et le transforme en caillou

Et si on aspirait le CO₂ pourralentir le réchauffement climatique? C’est l’idée de l’entreprise suisse Climeworks. Elle a construit, en Suisse, le premier dispositif capable de le faire. Le princip : séparer le CO₂ en projetant l’air ambiant sur un filtre puis en le faisant chauffer. L’air exempt de CO₂ peut ensuite être rejeté dans l’atmosphère ou le CO₂ capturé revendu pour fertiliser des plantes sous serre, gazéifier des boissons ou fabriquer des agrocarburants.

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10/08/2018

Die Welt - Jetzt sollen „negative Emissionen“ die Welt retten

Um das 1,5-Grad-Ziel des Weltklimavertrags zu erreichen, müssten 100 bis 1000 Gigatonnen CO₂ aus der Atmosphäre herausgefischt werden. „Negative Emissionen“ nennen das Experten. Die Technik steht für einen Paradigmenwechsel.

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DAC-3 plant arrives in Italy
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10/01/2018

Climeworks launches DAC-3 plant in Italy

What do energy storage and direct air capture have in common? They are both essential to reach a carbon neutral economy and to limit global warming to safe levels. They can work hand in hand.

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10/01/2018

Quartz - Climeworks has opened a third plant capturing carbon dioxide from the air

In an upcoming report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is likely to emphasize the need for a slew of techniques to not just cut emissions, but also suck carbon dioxide from the air. Climeworks, a Swiss startup, today (Oct. 1) opened its third such plant in the world.

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09/24/2018

International Business Times - Isolating CO₂ from atmosphere for use won't cause global warming, says expert

As the Earth is warming up faster, our natural resources can bring the temperature down but devising methods to mitigate the excess amount of carbon dioxide (CO₂) and other harmful gases -- is the right solution, say experts.

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09/18/2018

L'Express - Des aspirateurs à CO₂

Face au réchauffement climatique, les installations pour capturer les gaz à effet de serre sont-elles efficaces?

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09/12/2018

Stern - CO₂-Staubsauger: Diese Schweizer Fabrik soll das Welt-Klima retten

Seit einem Jahr arbeitet die erste CO₂-Fabrik von Climeworks. Sie zieht jährlich 900 Tonnen des Klimagases aus der Atmosphäre. Offenbar mit Erfolg, mit frischem Geld startet das Unternehmen die Serienfertigung der Module.

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09/03/2018

NZZ - Climeworks gewinnt das Vertrauen der Investoren

Die Zürcher Start-up-Firma Climeworks holt sich weitere 30,5 Mio. Fr. für die Weiterentwicklung ihrer Direct-Air-Capture-Anlage. Mit den frischen Mitteln treibt das Unternehmen die Industrialisierung der Technologie voran.

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Climeworks rasies capital to go commerical
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08/28/2018

Climeworks raises USD 30.8 million to commercialize carbon dioxide removal technology

We are on a mission to capture 1% of global CO₂ emissions by 2025, and today we can proudly announce that we are another step closer to achieving this goal.

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08/08/2018

Government Europa - How viable is carbon capture, utilisation and storage for climate mitigation?

Carbon dioxide emissions need to be curbed if countries are to meet their Paris Climate Agreement commitments. Christoph Beuttler from Climeworks talks to Government Europa about how carbon capture, utilisation and storage could help.

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06/03/2018

Ted Talks - A new way to remove CO₂ from the atmosphere

Four hundred parts per million: that's the approximate concentration of CO₂ in the air today. What does this even mean For every 400 molecules of carbon dioxide, we have another million molecules of oxygen and nitrogen.

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05/29/2018

Spiegel Online - So wollen Forscher die Erde kühlen

Die Menschheit kommt beim Klimaschutz kaum voran, Forscher halten die gezielte CO₂-Entnahme aus der Atmosphäre für kaum noch vermeidbar. Doch wie realistisch sind ihre Vorschläge?

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04/24/2018

MIT Technology Review - The daunting math of climate change means we’ll need carbon capture

One leading expert describes what it would take to do it economically—and on a huge scale.

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10/16/2017

Vice News - Sucking CO₂ out of the atmosphere could save the planet

When politicians talk about the Paris Climate Agreement, it’s usually framed in terms of restrictions on emissions for states and businesses. But the Paris Agreement wasn’t just an agreement to regulate — it was also an agreement to innovate. That’s because most experts agree that the world won’t be able to keep global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius, unless there’s a way to physically remove CO₂ from the atmosphere.

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10/12/2017

Quartz - The world’s first “negative emissions” plant has begun operation—turning carbon dioxide into stone

This power plant creates negative emissions by turning carbon dioxide into stone.

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10/11/2017

Reuters - From thin air to stone: greenhouse gas test starts in Iceland

A Swiss company will start to extract carbon dioxide from thin air in Iceland on Thursday, seeking to transform the gas into rock far below ground in a first test of a costly technology meant to slow climate change.

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09/13/2017

The Guardian - The entrepreneurs turning carbon dioxide into fuels

The race is on to prove that CO₂ can be taken from the air and recycled into profitable, carbon neutral fuels. But cost and investment obstacles remain.

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08/07/2017

Chemistry World - Carbon capture from ambient air goes commercial

Since going onstream in early June, the 900 tonne/year DAC plant has already cracked the $600 barrier says Valentin Gutknecht, Climeworks’s head of business development. At this price, it is competitive in remote locations, where CO₂ for carbonated drinks and greenhouses must be trucked over long distances. Unlike industrial sources of carbon dioxide, air is everywhere, so a DAC plant can be built almost anywhere.

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06/26/2017

Die Zeit - Fein gefiltert

Das Klima erwärmt sich, weil die Menschheit zu viel CO₂ ausstößt. Zwei Ingenieure haben einen Plan: Sie saugen das Treibhausgas aus der Luft.

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06/22/2017

Carbon Brief - The Swiss company hoping to capture 1% of global CO₂ emissions by 2025

On the roof of a waste incinerator outside Zurich, the Swiss firm Climeworks has built the world’s first commercial plant to suck CO₂ directly from the air.

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06/19/2017

Video on NBC News - A Look at How a Swiss Company is Trying to Slow Climate Change

Swiss company harvests greenhouse gas for food: Climeworks has designed filters to capture carbon dioxide from the air and is using it to help grow crops, and make a profit, as part of its contribution to slowing climate change.

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05/31/2017

Artikel in Basler Zeitung - Zürcher mit Weltpremiere im Klimaschutz

Eine Zürcher Firma wäscht CO₂ aus der Luft und eröffnet heute die weltweit erste kommerzielle Anlage in Hinwil. Klimaforscher zählen auf diese Technologie.

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05/31/2017

Artikel in NZZ - Zürcher Startup-Unternehmen mit Weltpremiere: CO₂ wird aus der Luft gefiltert

In Hinwil ist die weltweit erste Anlage in Betrieb genommen worden, die das Treibhausgas CO₂ aus der Luft filtert. Die Technologie könnte zukünftig dazu beitragen, unsere «Klimaschulden» zu begleichen.

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05/31/2017

Artikel in 20 Minuten - Rettet ein riesiger CO₂-Sauger das Klima?

Die Zürcher Firma Climeworks eröffnet ihre erste CO₂-Filteranlage. Bis 2025 will das Unternehmen ein Prozent der globalen CO₂-Emissionen aus der Luft saugen.

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05/31/2017

Article in Fast Company - This Machine Just Started Sucking CO₂ Out Of The Air To Save Us From Climate Change

Climeworks carbon capture device will take the gas from the air and sell it or store it in the ground. Now we just need a few hundred thousand more–as quickly as possible.

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05/31/2017

Video on CNN - This power plant captures CO₂ from the atmosphere

A company in Switzerland has just opened the first commercial CO₂ capturing plant. The negative emissions technology built by Climeworks will capture 900 tons of CO₂ annually. The CO₂ is then used to grow food in nearby greenhouses. This is part of an effort to stick to the Paris climate agreement's goal of reducing global temperatures.

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05/01/2017

Article in Vice News - This factory will be the first to suck up carbon dioxide and feed it to vegetables

On May 31, the Swiss company Climeworks will turn on the first commercial plant to suck carbon dioxide out of the air and feed it to vegetables in a neighboring greenhouse. Located in the tiny, agricultural municipality of Hinwil, Switzerland, the plant stands 40 feet tall and looks like a rectangular wall of oversized dryers stacked three-high.

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03/30/2017

Article in Carbon Capture Journal - Climeworks captures CO₂ directly from the atmosphere

Climate change is being driven by human activities. In order to slow its progress, the global community urgently needs ‘negative emissions technologies’. This was once again clearly and urgently shown to be the case during talks at COP22 in Morocco. The technologies in question have to be mature and economically viable. Climeworks is a leading global contender here with its Direct Air Capture technology.

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03/01/2017

Artikel in Getränkeindustrie - Ein ,,Staubsauger" fürs CO₂

Mineralwasser, Softdrinks und Bier bieten prickelnde Erfrischungen. Das dazu notwendige Kohlendioxid wird dabei in der Getränkeindustrie bislang meistens aus Industrieabgasen gewonnen und legt bis zur Abfüllstation häufig weite Wege zurück. Insbesondere in entlegenen Regionen wie lnselgruppen sowie Teilen Afrikas, des Mittleren Ostens oder Südamerikas führt dies zu einem erheblichen Kostenaufwand. Das Schweizer Unternehmen Climeworks bietet jetzt eine Alternative: CO₂, direkt aus der Umgebungstuft.

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01/10/2017

Spiegel Online berichtet über Climeworks

Was tun, wenn die Menschheit weiter viel zu viel CO₂ in die Atmosphäre pustet? Um einen extremen Klimawandel zu verhindern, könnte man das Treibhausgas direkt aus der Luft filtern. Die Technik dafür wird gerade entwickelt.

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07/14/2016

Article in GreenBiz - 7 companies to watch in carbon capture and storage

Reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is critical for achieving the aims of the Paris Agreement produced at COP21 — keeping a global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius this century, and driving efforts of a 1.5 C limit above pre-industrial levels. But much of the damage already has been done; seasonally adjusted concentrations of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere have risen dramatically in the past half century and continue to creep upward.

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06/29/2016

Artikel in der Süddeutschen Zeitung - Mit dem CO₂-Staubsauger gegen den Klimawandel

Wissenschaftler wollen Kohlendioxid aus der Atmosphäre entfernen und damit das Klima retten. Doch das "Carbon Capture and Storage" - Verfahren ist hoch umstritten.

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05/31/2016

Article in New Science - First commercial carbon-capture plant set to open in Switzerland

What is the best way to get rid of greenhouse gases? The Swiss company Climeworks thinks the answer is to feed them to a greenhouse. The company is now building what is expected to be the world’s first plant to do so commercially.

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04/21/2016

Artikel in Schweizer Illustrierte - Die CO₂ Fänger

Sie möchten unser Klima verbessern. Die Jungunternehmer JAN WURZBACHER und CHRISTOPH GEBALD haben mit ihrer Firma Climeworks einen Filter entwickelt, der das schädliche CO₂ aus der Luft zieht. Auch privat sind die beiden naturverbunden.

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04/21/2016

Artikel in der Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung - Aus der Luft gegriffen

Kohlendioxid ist als Treibhausgas in Verruf geraten. Mit einem neu entwickelten Filter lässt es sich kostengünstig aus der Luft entfernen.

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02/29/2016

Article in CBS News - Carbon-capture: A big test for cleaner air is coming

A potential turning point in the fight against global warming could come later this year near Meridian, Mississippi. That's where a coal-fired power plant owned by Southern Co.'s Mississippi Power will open, equipped with a proprietary system designed to capture carbon emissions before they're emitted into the atmosphere.

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01/19/2016

Artikel im Cash - Europa ist attraktiver als Silicon Valley

Das Schweizer Start-up Climeworks filtert CO₂ aus der Luft und verkauft es. Gründer Jan Wurzbacher sagt im Cash-Interview, was die Probleme bei der Geldsuche sind und wann die ersten Gewinne anfallen dürften.

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01/15/2016

Artikel in der Wirtschafts Woche Green Economy - Untersuchung: Synthetische Kraftstoffe aus CO₂ haben gute Umweltbilanz

Sunfire erzeugt Treibstoff aus CO₂ und Strom. Eine gute Idee - solange man nicht den deutschen Strom-Mix dazu nutzt.

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01/01/2016

Article in Yale Climate Connections - First Commercial Carbon Capture Plant

A company in Switzerland will capture carbon dioxide from the air ... and may make a profit.

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12/10/2015

Article in Yale Environment 360 - Can Pulling Carbon from Air Make a Difference on Climate?

Numerous technologies exist to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and new companies are entering the field. But can CO₂ ‘air capture’ scale up from a niche business to an industry that will lower atmospheric concentrations of CO₂?

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11/22/2015

Article in Nature - The science to look out for in 2016

Space missions, carbon capture and gravitational waves are set to shape the year.

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10/25/2015

Artikel in GQ - Diese Industrie-Anlage filtert CO₂ aus der Luft

Die Firma Climeworks will bis 2016 eine Anlage bauen, die jährlich 900 Tonnen Kohlendioxid aus der Umgebungsluft filtert. Sie soll zwischen drei und vier Millionen Euro kosten, vom herausgefilterten reinen CO₂ soll zunächst nur ein benachbartes Gewächshaus profitieren, später könnte die Technologie auch industriell zum Einsatz kommen. Andere Cleantech-Startups aus Kanada und den USA setzen auf ein ähnliches Prinzip.

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10/20/2015

Article in Watson - CO₂ in der Luft: Diese höchst spannenden Ideen könnten das Problem tatsächlich lösen. Ein Überblick

Jahr für Jahr entstehen bei der Verbrennung von fossilen Energieträgern Unmengen an Kohlenstoffdioxid (CO₂). Im Kampf gegen die Klimaerwärmung ist es entscheidend, wie wir mit dem Schadstoff fertig werden. Neben konventionellen Massnahmen gibt es auch einige revolutionäre Ideen, die Hoffnung machen. Wir stellen die spannendsten Projekte vor.

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10/14/2015

Carbon Engineering and Climeworks featured in an article in Nature

Commercial boost for firms that suck carbon from air. Two companies expand their extraction plants and line up customers.

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09/29/2015

Artikel in der UnternehmerZeitung - Die Klimadoktoren

Mit einer neuen Technologie hat sich das 2009 gegründete Unternehmen den Klimafeind CO2 zum Freund gemacht. Angetrieben von der Vision einer geschlossenen CO₂-Kreislaufwirtschaft verfolgt es einen stetigen Expansionkurs

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09/01/2015

Article in BBC - Could diesel made from air help tackle climate change?

Making diesel out of thin air sounds like something from science fiction. But small companies in Switzerland and Canada are doing precisely this - capturing carbon dioxide (CO₂) and finding ways to sell it.

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07/23/2015

Artikel im Technology Review

Vom Auspuff in den Tank - Es klingt wie die perfekte Kreislaufwirtschaft: Treibstoff aus Kohlendioxid. Technisch funktioniert das Verfahren bereits. Nun muss sich zeigen, ob es dafür auch einen Markt gibt.

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07/15/2015

Article in The Guardian - Startups have figured out how to remove carbon from the air. Will anyone pay them to do it?

Three startups, Carbon Engineering, Global Thermostat and Climeworks, are making strides with technology that can directly remove carbon dioxide from the air. What they need now is a viable business model.

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06/24/2015

Interview with co-founder Christoph Gebald in startwerk - "Any global shift in energy needs scale"

At regular intervals Sunnie J. Groeneveld provides us with an exciting interview. This time she met with Christoph Gebald, co-founder of Climeworks.

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05/01/2015

Article in CTI Start Up - From climate killer to climate protector

Although carbon dioxide is a natural component of air, as a greenhouse gas it has a bad reputation. The ETH spin-off Climeworks AG has developed a kind of vacuum cleaner which filters CO₂ from the air; the gas can then be used to create synthetic vehicle fuels or in other industrial processes.

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09/22/2014

Climeworks update in SRF ECO

“ECO Update”: Audi collaborates with Climeworks.

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01/03/2014

Climeworks founders featured in 20 Minuten

New year, new luck: 20 Minuten has searched for and found some bearers of hope.

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09/16/2013

Climeworks featured in SRF ECO

Every year thousands of new companies are created in Switzerland. Foreigners have an increasing share in this: 40 percent of companies are now founded by people without a Swiss passport. Many of them help make Switzerland the world innovation champion.

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