Hellisheiði

Industrial Operations

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

The industrial scale capture at the Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant was our first industrial operation. At Hellisheidi, Carbfix, in collaboration with ON Power, has managed to significantly reduce CO2 and H2S emissions from the power plant since 2014, following successful pilot-scale injections in 2012. The gases are co-captured in a scrubbing tower with annual capacity of about 12,000 tonnes of CO2 and 6,000 tonnes of H2S, about 30% and 75% of the plant’s emissions respectively.

Cost of industrial scale Carbfix operations at Hellisheidi are less than $25/ton, which is comparable with current price of ETS carbon quota and cheaper than conventional CCS methods.

The process can be applied on a global scale and preparation is already underway to apply the process worldwide. The technology is not limited to geothermal plants, but can also be applied for coal, gas, cement, steel and more.