June 7, 2023

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Factories capturing carbon dioxide from the air to combat climate change

Factories capturing carbon dioxide from the air to combat climate change

Despite the increasing number of catastrophic mistakes and climate crises that humans continue to make, there are inspiring experiences worthy of their success and further spread and highlight and support..

Lukkala International EnergyCurrently, 15 live plants worldwide capture CO2 from the air at a rate of 9,000 tons per year..

The latest and largest of these factories is located in Iceland and began operations last September with an absorption rate. Carbon dioxide Up to 4,000 tons of air per year is equivalent to the gas emitted annually from about 790 cars.

According to the International Energy Agency, a total of 31.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide is emitted worldwide each year.“.

Levels of work

There are 8 containers that look similar to those used in the Icelandic “Orca” factory Shipping industry, Which uses high-tech filters and fans to extract carbon dioxide.

The isolated carbon is then mixed with water and injected deep into the earth, where it slowly turns to rock. Both technologies are powered by Static energy Obtained from a nearby geothermal power plant.

Direct flight capture is still a new and expensive technology, but developers hope to reduce prices through expansion as more companies and consumers reduce their carbon footprint and minimize the impact of adverse weather..

According to Reuters, the American oil company “Occidental” is trying to set up the largest plant to capture carbon dioxide at a rate of one million tons per year..

This may be one of the most effective solutions for reducing industries Global warming events, Which is accused of causing more Heat waves Wildfires, floods and rising sea levels.

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A report released last August, as clarified by the United Nations Climate Commission, warned that global warming was dangerously close to out of control. Climate disturbances Decades, if not centuries.