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Swiss Pickles Set to Benefit From First Carbon Capture Plant

  • Climeworks aims to sequester 1% of global emissions by 2025
  • Facility to produce 900 tons of CO2 a year for greenhouses

Climeworks AG, the Swiss company that captures carbon from the air, opened its first commercial facility at a farm outside of Zurich.

Carbon dioxide extracted by Climeworks’ direct air capture plant will pumped into greenhouses owned by Gebrueder Meier Primanatura AG in Hinwil, according to a statement from the company. The greenhouse gas will be used as a fertilizer to boost the growth of tomatoes and cucumbers -- the fruits used to make pickles.