From reality to scale-up: Groundbreaking Mammoth
On 28 June 2022, we announced the groundbreaking of Climeworks’ second, newest and largest direct air capture and storage plant, Mammoth. This plant represents a demonstratable step in our ambitious scale-up plan: multi-megaton capacity by 2030 and being on track to gigaton capacity by 2050.
In September 2021, we began operations of Orca in Iceland, kick-starting high-quality carbon removal capacity availability. This second plant, also in Iceland, is designed with a nominal CO₂ capture capacity of 36,000 tons per year when fully operational – an order of magnitude larger than its Orca.
A glimpse into the future
Take a look at this beautiful rendering of the upcoming facility.
A word from our Founders
Christoph Gebald, co-founder and co-CEO of Climeworks
Based on most successful scale-up curves, reaching gigaton by 2050 means delivering at megaton scale by 2030. Nobody ever built what we are building in DAC, and we are both humble and realistic that the most certain way to be successful is to run the technology in the real world as fast as possible and relentlessly deploy it.
Jan Wurzbacher, co-founder and co-CEO of Climeworks
Today is a very important day for Climeworks and for the industry as construction begins on our next-generation facility. With Mammoth, we multiply our modular technology – designed like solar PV - and significantly scale up our operations. This means we need to build a full ecosystem/supply chain. What we are building is the foundation of a climate-relevant gigaton scale capacity. And we need to start deployment now.
Capricorn was Climeworks' first direct air capture plant on an industrial scale.
Arctic Fox Our first facility in Iceland marked the beginning of permanent and safe carbon dioxide removal via direct air capture.
Located in Iceland, Orca is the world's first large-scale carbon dioxide removal plant.
On 28 June 2022, we announced the groundbreaking of Climeworks’ second, newest and largest direct air capture and storage plant, Mammoth.