Boilerplate - About Climeworks
Climeworks empowers people and companies to fight global warming by offering carbon dioxide removal as a service via direct air capture (DAC) technology. At Orca, Climeworks’ DAC facility in Iceland, the CO2 is permanently removed from the air by capturing and geologically storing it for thousands of years with Climeworks’ storage partner Carbfix. Climeworks’ DAC facilities run exclusively on clean energy, and our modular CO2 collectors can be stacked to build machines of any capacity. Founded by engineers Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher in 2009, Climeworks is on a journey to climate impact at scale. To do so, we strive to inspire 1 billion people to act and remove CO2 from the air. Climeworks is spear-heading the DAC industry globally, with the world’s largest DAC facility and storage installation in operation and a team of 300 Climeworkers determined to contribute to a net-zero future. Our growing customer base includes over 160 companies, including multinationals such as Microsoft, BCG, UBS or Swiss Re, as well as more than 18,000 individual Climate Pioneers.
Our founders' biographies
Dr. Christoph Gebald
Director, Founder and Member of the Board, Christoph is a mechanical engineer (ETH Zürich and UC Berkeley) and holds an MSc with distinction and a PhD from ETH Zürich. Together with Jan, Christoph is responsible for the management of the company. Christoph’s passion is the exploration of new places on a kitesurf board, skis or mountain bike.
Dr. Jan Wurzbacher
Director, Founder and Member of the Board, Jan is a mechanical engineer (ETH Zürich and University of New South Wales, Sydney) and holds an MSc with distinction and a PhD from ETH Zürich. Together with Christoph, Jan is responsible for the management of the company. Besides Climeworks, Jan is dedicated to windsurfing, skiing, and discovering new cities and beaches.
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