World’s biggest ‘direct air capture’ plant starts pulling in CO2

The start-up behind the world’s biggest direct carbon capture plant said it would build a much larger facility in the next few years that would permanently remove millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

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Zurich-based Climeworks opened its Orca «direct air capture» project in Iceland on Wednesday.
Zurich-based Climeworks opened its Orca «direct air capture» project in Iceland on Wednesday. (Foto: Istock/Getty Images)