Climeworks Begins Operations at World’s Largest Direct Air Capture Plant in Iceland

Climeworks starts operations of its to-date largest direct air capture and storage (DAC+S) plant, Mammoth, in Iceland. It is the second commercial DAC+S facility of Climeworks and is about ten times bigger than its predecessor plant, Orca.

 

The plant is designed for a nameplate capture capacity of up to 36,000 tons of CO₂ per year once in full swing by filtering CO₂ from the air and storing it permanently underground. The plant has successfully started to capture its first CO₂, with twelve of its total 72 collector containers installed onsite.