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One of the company’s founders, Christoph Gebald, told Carbon Brief: “With this plant, we can show costs of roughly 0 per tonne, which is, of course, if we compare it to a market price, very high.
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The long-term target price for what we do is clearly 0 per tonne of CO2.” He said such a carbon capture system could start to make an impact on emissions on a global scale, but this might require a price to be put on carbon emissions.
The European Union and some other countries around the world have put a price on carbon for some major emitters, but environmentalists have complained it is too low and fails to reflect the true cost.
A Swiss company has opened what is believed to be the world’s first ‘commercial’ plant that sucks carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, a process that could help reduce global warming.
Climeworks, which created the plant in Hinwil, near Zurich, told the Carbon Brief website that the process was currently not making money.