The company wants to filter 1% of [dangerous and evil dirty pollution CO2] out of the air by 2025 with [just only] 250,000 of these plants.
Switzerland’s new ‘air-scrubbing’ plant sucks CO2 out of the atmosphere
The first of its kind direct air capture (DAC) unit utilizes 18 Climeworks CO2 collectors on top of a waste utilization plant, KEZO, to filter CO2 from the atmosphere. This concentrated CO2 is then supplied to a greenhouse located just a 1/4 mile down the road where it is used [Fordama, pay attention here: -->] as fertilizer to grow tomatoes and cucumbers. The DAC itself is powered by low-grade waste heat generated by the KEZO complex.
Read the full story here:
https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech ... perations/
They want to sell it "to customers in key markets, including: commercial agriculture, food and beverage industries, the energy sector and the automotive industry."
http://www.climeworks.com/wp-content/up ... pening.pdf
The half-life of CO2 is something like 5 to 15 years. This seems like an idea that isn't going to work because it's pointless and to many plants are needed to make just a 1% difference.
What is the carbon footprint of mining and processing of the materials used to build these plants and then to construct them? Will they be using wind and solar powered cranes and bulldozers to build the plants?
And apparently, it looks like CO2 is a valuable commodity. Who knew?