Climeworks AG

Capturing CO2 from air

Climate-KIC Start-Up

Founding Year: 2009

Location: Switzerland

Climeworks provides solutions for efficiently capturing CO2 out of ambient air (direct air capture, DAC).

They offer location-independent and environmentally friendly CO2 supply to their customers. With Climeworks CO2 renewable energy can be efficiently stored by producing synthetic fuels using Power to Gas or Power to Liquids technology. These fuels produced from atmospheric CO2 are carbon-neutral and do not compete with food production for agricultural crop land. There is a strongly increasing market demand for these fuels in the context of renewable fuel quotas of the European Union.

Short-term market applications include CO2 supply for:
– packaging of fresh food,
– carbonation of drinks and
– fertilisation of greenhouses.

Team Members: Jan Wurzbacher (Mechanical Engineering, (M.Sc.); Christoph Gebald (Mechanical Engineering, (M.Sc.); Dominique Kronenberg (Mechanical Engineering, (M.Sc.); Maria Maluszynska-Hoffman (Chemistry, (PhD); Nic Piatkowski (Mechanical Engineering, (PhD); Tobias Rüesch (Mechanical Engineering, (M.Sc.)