Orca and Mammoth

Hellisheiði, Iceland

The world’s first commercial Direct Air Capture deployments, paired with subsurface mineral storage.

Climeworks’ Orca is the first operational commercial direct air capture plant in the world, commissioned in 2021. Mammoth, with nearly 4 times the carbon removal capacity, is not far behind, scheduled for completion in 2024. Both plants store CO2 underground in durable mineral form, partnering with CarbFix, a leading Iceland-based innovator in the CO2 mineralization field.
Country: Iceland
Status: In Development
Status: Operational
Type: Direct Air Capture

Artic Fox

Hellisheidi Power Plant, Hellisheiðarvirkjun, Selfoss, Iceland

Captures CO2 and turns it into stone

Carbfix captures CO2 and turns it into stone underground in less than two years through proprietary technology. The company’s mission is to be a key instrument to tackle the climate crisis and substantially reduce global CO2 emissions. Since 2017, Carbfix has worked in collaboration with Climeworks, a Swiss clean-tech company specializing in direct air capture (DAC) technology. Climeworks developed a small DAC pilot plant (Arctic Fox) next to the Carbfix CO2 mineral storage operations at the Hellisheidi geothermal power plant as a part of the EU funded Carbfix2 project. The power plant supplies renewable energy to the DAC process, whilst Carbfix provides a permanent and safe storage solution for the captured atmospheric CO2.  
Country: Iceland
Status: Operational
Type: Sub-Surface Mineralization