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World’s largest plant capturing carbon from air opens in Iceland

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The world’s largest plant designed to capture carbon dioxide out of the air began its operations in Iceland. The plant is named Orca, which means ‘Energy’ in Icelandic word. It will suck out up to 4,000 tons of CO2 per year.

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About the plant:

  • The carbon dioxide captured directly from the air will be deposited underground at a depth of 1,000 metres, where it would be turned into rock.
  • The facility has been developed by Icelandic carbon storage firm Carbfix, in partnership with Swiss start-up Climeworks AG, which specialises in capturing carbon dioxide directly from the air.
  • The technology launched may become a major tool in the fight against climate change.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Iceland Capital: Reykjavík;
  • Iceland Currency: Icelandic króna;
  • Iceland Continent: Europe.

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