Orca is Climeworks' new large-scale carbon dioxide removal plant in Iceland

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Up to 4’000 tons of CO₂ per year

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The next step towards a climate-positive world: Orca!

We improved the capture capacity of Orca by applying a new technology design. The facility consists of eight collector containers, with an annual capture capacity of 500 tons each. The containers are arranged around a central process hall that accommodates all electrics, such as the processing unit, allowing us to operate and control the facility from afar.  

The heat and electricity required to run the direct air capture process is supplied by the Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant. An important aspect was that Orca is smoothly integrated into the beautiful Icelandic landscape. We therefore chose earthy colours and natural materials that give it a natural touch.  You can follow the whole process and all updates on the Orca page.

September 2021
Significant scale-up of Climeworks’ carbon dioxide removal capacity
Nathalie Casas, Head of Technology at Climeworks
Nathalie Casas, Head of Technology at Climeworks
«Orca is Climeworks’ biggest facility to date. We are grateful for the pioneers that enabled us to increase the carbon dioxide removal capacity in Iceland. This facility demonstrates that carbon dioxide removal on a large scale is both possible and necessary.»