Our first facility in Iceland marks the beginning of permanent and safe carbon dioxide removal via direct air capture.
Up to 50 tons of CO₂ per year
Arctic Fox was our first facility in Icelandandmarks the beginning of carbon dioxide removal through direct air capture. For the first time, direct air capture was combined with the safe and permanent storage of carbon dioxide. With this facility, we could demonstrate that our technology to remove CO₂ from the air is one important solution to reverse climate change.
We remove carbon dioxide from the air with our direct air capture machines. Our Icelandic partner Carbfix then mixes the carbon dioxide with water and pumps it deep underground. Through natural mineralization, the carbon dioxide reacts with the basalt rock and turns into stone within a few years. The carbon dioxide is thus removed from the air and returned to earth, permanently and safely. More about CO₂ removal
Climeworks’ direct air capture technology combined with the storage process developed by Icelandic company Carbfix removes carbon dioxide from the air and stores it permanently underground.
When the project was initiated in 2017, we installed a Climeworks CO₂ collector with a capacity of 50 tons of carbon dioxide per year. It uses the geothermal power of the local geothermal power plant as a renewable energy source. One major challenge was to make our process work under such harsh weather conditions with very low temperatures. Despite the challenges, we were able to operate ArctivFox with great success, which is no wallowing a significant scale-up of our carbon dioxide removal capacities in Iceland.