World’s largest Plant to capture Carbon Dioxide from Air started in Iceland
The world’s largest plant named “Orca” for capturing carbon dioxide out of the air has started its operations in Iceland on September 08, 2021, and has been Constructed by Switzerland’s Climeworks and Iceland’s Carbfix in partnership with Swiss start-up Climeworks AG.
- The Orca plant consists of four units, each made up of two metal boxes.
- The Plant will draw 4,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the air every year.
- The plant will use fans to draw air into a collector, which has a filter material inside.
- In the world, there are currently 15 direct air capture plants and captures more than 9,000 tonnes of CO2 per year (As per IEA)
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