The largest factory in the world has started working in Iceland, which has to remove carbon dioxide from the air and turn it into stones.
The plant is called Orca, which means “energy” in Icelandic and consists of four sections; Each of them is built of two metal boxes and visually resembles a ship’s containers.
The machine was built by the Swiss company Climeworks and the Icelandic Carbfix. When operating at full capacity, the plant absorbs 4,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year from the air.
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this figure is equivalent to about 870 car emissions.
The plant uses fans to collect carbon dioxide, which directs air to the collector; The collector has filters inside k.
Once the filter material is filled with carbon dioxide, the collector closes and the temperature rises to the point where CO2 is released from the filter, after which it becomes possible to collect highly concentrated gas.
After that, CO2 interferes with the water and runs to a depth of 1000 meters, in a nearby basalt formation where it is petrified.
Proponents of this technology are convinced that it will become a major tool against climate change.
However, critics argue that this technology is still incredibly expensive and that it could take decades to implement on a large scale.