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Turning point for a climate-crisis solution


The carbon-capture industry notched a breakthrough in early 2023, when Climeworks became the first company to be third-party certified for taking carbon out of the air and mineralizing it underground. Climeworks co-founder and co-CEO Christoph Gebald is now racing to scale this new potential, from Iceland to Oman to the United States, by convincing investors, corporate partners, and governments to support a new pillar in the quest for net-zero goals. Christoph points to both serendipity and learning from mistakes as key in helping Climeworks navigate the steep path required in addressing climate-crisis.


“Direct-air carbon capture has been the missing link in nearly all climate-crisis solution plans. While not a silver bullet to our warming planet, carbon capture would fill a multi-gigaton gap to bring us closer to net zero.”