CCS Project


Climeworks' Orca plant is the world’s first and largest Direct Air Capture and mineral storage plant. Orca plant was built in 15 months, has been in operation till Sept 2021 and has the capacity of capturing and storing 4.000 tons of CO2 per year. More specifically, the CO2 which is captured from the atmospheric air is mixed with water and injected into nearby basaltic rock-formations to be permanently turned into stone.
Project type:Storage Participants:Climeworks Carbfix Country:Iceland Type of capture:Direct Air Capture IOGP members involved: No Planned start of operation: In operation CO2 capacity at start date: 0.004 CO2 capacity after completion: Status: In operation Type of storage: Basalt rock-formations Funding and support scheme: No Info related to the funding and support scheme: Notes: Links: