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Direct Air Capture: A solution in CO2 self-sufficiency for bottling plants?

Last month’s European carbon dioxide (CO2) supply shortage sent shockwaves through food and beverage markets as a combination of factors left manufacturers desperate for product.

“The CO2 shortage made us experience that the bubbles in our fizzy drinks are an exhaust gas from chemical plant,” says Climeworks’ Marketing Manager Valentin Gutknecht.

“I hope that this has also raised awareness that cleaner and more reliable alternatives for CO2 supply are also available.”

One of these alternatives is Direct Air Capture (DAC) technology.

Switzerland-based Climeworks pioneered and launched the world’s first commercial-scale direct air capture (DAC) plant in 2017, featuring a patented t