Skip to content

Our mission

Climeworks empowers people to fight climate change by permanently removing CO₂ from the air with direct air capture technology. We are dedicated to purpose, we are disruptive thinkers, and we are one team.

We develop, build, and operate direct air capture (DAC) machines, which capture CO₂ directly from the air. The air-captured carbon dioxide is permanently removed from the air by safely storing it underground.

Founded in 2009 by engineers Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher, Climeworks was built with the vision to inspire 1 billion people to remove CO₂ from the air and is now the leader in technological carbon removal.

We're featured as a TIME100 Influential Company 2022 and Global Cleantech 100 Company 2022 and drive a revolutionary technology engineered to solve the most pressing issue of our time.

Join us and become a Climeworker now.

Climeworks' bootcamp
Two Climeworkers wearing Climeworks' branded merchandise

Our core values



We are first and foremost a group of people working with passion towards the same goal.
Dedication to purpose

Dedication to purpose

We question the "why" thoroughly and we have to understand the "why".
Disruptive thinking

Disruptive thinking

We encourage everyone to follow unconventional paths.
Excellence for scale

Excellence for scale

We are long-term oriented.
Inspiring people

Inspiring people

We like to inspire by showing solutions.

Our technology

Climeworks removes CO₂ from the air to fight global warming and protect future generations to come. We use direct air capture (DAC) technology to capture carbon dioxide directly from the air, permanently removing it from the atmosphere, so it can no longer contribute to climate change. 

The Orca plant


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.
View our plants
People working at Climework' Orca plant, Climeworks is an high-quality carbon removal company


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.
Find out how it works
Basalt rock


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.
Learn about carbon storage

We are one team

At Climeworks, diversity, equality, and inclusion are at the core of who we are. Our commitment to these values is central to our vision and our purpose. We know that in order to solve one of humankind’s greatest challenges, we need disruptive thinking and diverse perspectives. The true value of Climeworks is its people, and we believe that together, we can fight climate change.

Douglas Chan, Chief Operating Officer
How do you see the future? I believe that scaling the industry and industrializing our technology will be the key to solving global warming with direct air capture.

Team Operations

Team Finance & Legal

Team Technology

Team Engineering

Why work with us?

As one of the market leaders in the field and backed by strong investors with our latest funding round exceeding CHF 600m (USD 650m), we're driving the development of a new, emerging industry. Climeworks operates various facilities all over Europe, including the world's first commercial-scale direct air capture and storage plant.

We’re an international team with diverse backgrounds. Located in 4 countries (Switzerland, Germany, Iceland and the US) with over 450 employees, we’re on a mission toward a better world.

Join our team



Human Resources



Operations - Capital Projects

Operations - Commissioning & Start Up

Operations - Plant Engineering

Operations - Plant Operations

Operations - Purchasing & Logistics


Project Development



No cookies = No worries: We don’t use 3rd party cookies and only use the cookies we strictly need to keep our website functioning. Our website usage data is 100% cookie-less, anonymized, safely stored in Switzerland and under our full control. For more information, please check out our privacy notice.