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Prime Minister Katrín at Carbfix

We welcomed great guests at the Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant this week, when the Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources, and Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir, Minister of Tourism, Industries and Innovation, were introduced to the Carbfix technology.

“The methodology is unique on a global scale and can make an important contribution in the combat against climate change,” said the Prime Minister discussing Carbfix in an article in the Fréttablaðið newspaper today.

“This amazing innovation is an addition to other methods we are using to bind carbon, but Iceland has been prominent in finding natural solutions to binding carbon, such as revegetation and forestry, and we have tirelessly championed the cause internationally.”

During the visit to the Hellisheidi Power Plant, Edda Sif Pind Aradóttir, Carbfix’s CEO, led the group through the site. Air filtration units from Climeworks, that are expected to start running this summer, were observed. The group visited Kristín at the ON Geothermal Exhibition and were treated to coffee and pastries as well as a discussion on hopes and expectations to the project.

In her article, Katrín emphasises the size of the project: “On the other hand, this project is gigantic and is expected to grow even more – but if we continue down this path it will keep giving us good results and Iceland will continue to contribute to the combat against climate change – the most important project of our times.”

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