This Swiss company will make sparkling water containing CO2 right out of the atmosphere
The world’s beverage industry uses huge quantities of carbon dioxide to create bubbles for their sparkling drinks. Now Swiss beverage giant Valser has collaborated with Climeworks, a company that specializes in carbon-capture technology, to collect CO2 directly from the air and add it to their sparkling water.
The drinks made with the captured carbon will be on supermarket shelves in Europe within the next three months.
Climeworks machines use large air filters to collect carbon dioxide directly from the air. The startup already has 14 carbon-capture facilities installed atop power plants, waste incinerators, and other industrial buildings across Europe.
They hope their machines will be able to capture at least 1% of the world’s CO2 emissions by 2025.