Direct Air Capture

Direct Air Capture

Carbfix currently carries out CO2 capture through two different processes, industrial scale capture and direct air capture.

Pilot scale direct air capture (DAC) through a system developed by Climeworks has been installed by the Hellisheidi Plant allowing access to a suitable heat source, since the technology mostly relies on energy in the form of heat (~100°C). The pilot plant started up in October 2017 and has the capacity to capture about 50 tons of CO2 annually. The plant is the first industrial scale combination of DAC and CCS.

Carbfix is currently working on expanding DAC by further developing the application of the Carbfix method and the Climeworks DAC technology for mineralisation of atmospheric CO2.