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The Story

The inspiration for Climeworks goes back almost two decades. In 2003, Christoph and Jan met for the first time in Zurich to study mechanical engineering. During their first conversations, they asked each other about their dreams and their answer was the same: both wanted to one day start a company that helps preserve our planet. From day one at university, they kept on repeating their dream and as engineers, focused on what they did best: develop a technology. During their PhDs, they researched how to capture CO₂ from air, continued as entrepreneurs and founded Climeworks in 2009 as a spin-off from ETH Zurich.

What began by capturing a few milligrams of CO₂ per day in a university laboratory, now captures hundreds of tons of CO₂ per year on an industrial scale.

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A Technology to Reverse Climate Change