The IEA estimates that the world emits more than 30 billion tons of CO2 per year. Thats more than 600 Million times the capacity of this plant. What’s the cost point of that exercise again? I am sure we will be served with a batch of miracle numbers heavily seasoned by open and hidden subsidies galore. But the chicken always come home to roost as in the end, we have to pay them all. Whatever you get, drench it in a heavy dose of salt and multiply by 600 Million. Fittingly, the currently erupting volcano on Iceland emits more in a minute than this plant captures per year.
Orca is the world's largest direct air capture plant and is enabling Climeworks' Climate Pioneers to limit the effects of climate change.