Since the Industrial Revolution, the level of CO₂ in the air has increased drastically, and this excess carbon is the number one cause of climate change. With carbon dioxide removal, we can remove legacy CO₂ emissions from the air and put them back in the ground where they can no longer contribute to global warming.
Help us on our mission to a climate-positive world by reducing your carbon footprint, and removing unavoidable and historic emissions from the air. You can become a Climate Pioneer by removing CO₂ for yourself or by giving an eco-conscious gift to a loved one.
Climeworks uses a technology called 'direct air capture' to capture carbon dioxide directly from the air. When the removed CO₂ is combined with underground storage, it allows the permanent removal of excess and legacy CO₂ emissions, which can no longer contribute to climate change.
Our first direct air capture plant launched in 2017 and we now have 15 machines in operation, with the world’s first large-scale plant switched on in Iceland in September 2021.
Our machines consist of modular CO₂ collectors which selectively capture carbon dioxide in a two-step process. The CO₂ captured can either be stored or reused as a raw material.
Once the CO₂ is captured, it can be permanently and safely turned into stone through rapid mineralization which is a natural occurrence where the CO₂ reacts with basalt rock.
When you become a Climate Pioneer, you enable us to operate and construct large-scale direct air capture and storage so we can permanently remove CO₂ from the air. Scaling CO₂ removal capacity is urgently needed to achieve net zero global emissions. With your contribution, we can keep working toward this goal, and you can have an individual impact on the climate by removing CO₂ from the air.
How does the climate action plan work?
With the climate action plan, you choose to remove CO₂ on a regular basis, either monthly or yearly. You can set it up as follows:
Do I get some sort of certificate?
How long does it take you to remove the CO₂?
Can I deduct the subscription from tax?