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08.09.2020

Direct Air Capture Summit 2020

On 8th September 2020, Climeworks hosted the Direct Air Capture Summit 2020, a conference discussing carbon dioxide removal solutions and their potential to stop or even reverse climate change. This is the recording of all keynotes.

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Climeworks raises CHF 100 Million
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02.09.2020

Breaking the record for the largest ever investment into direct air capture: Investment into Climeworks boosted to CHF 100 Million (USD 110M)

Recent investment in Climeworks has been boosted from CHF 73M to CHF 100M.

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26.08.2020

Climeworks, ON Power and Carbfix lay the foundation to scale up carbon dioxide removal significantly to 4000 tons per year

Climeworks has signed groundbreaking agreements with both Carbfix, carbon storage pioneers, and ON Power, the Icelandic geothermal energy provider, to lay the foundation for a new plant that will significantly scale-up carbon removal and storage in Iceland. The new plant will be able to permanently remove 4000 tons of carbon dioxide from the air per year.

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Turning CO2 to a high-tech resource: carbon black
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25.03.2020

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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18.03.2020

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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11.03.2020

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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Climeworks opens office in Deutschland
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03.10.2019

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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02.10.2019

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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World's first integrated Power-to-X test facility
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22.08.2019

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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09.08.2019

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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08.05.2019

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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12.02.2019

The New York Times Magazine - The 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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IPCC Report 2018
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11.10.2018

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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Climeworks rasies capital to go commerical
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28.08.2018

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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03.06.2018

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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29.05.2018

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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24.04.2018

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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19.01.2016

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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25.10.2015

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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20.10.2015

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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