"Climate: Commercial Plant Starts Capturing CO2 From Open Air"

"The world's first commercial plant for capturing carbon dioxide directly from the air opens today, refueling a debate about whether the technology can truly play a significant role in removing greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere.

The Climeworks AG facility near Zurich becomes the first ever to capture CO2 at industrial scale from air and sell it directly to a buyer.

Developers say the plant will capture about 900 tons of CO2 annually — or the approximate level released from 200 cars — and pipe the gas to help grow vegetables."

Christa Marshall reports for Greenwire May 31, 2017.

Source: Greenwire, 06/01/2017