Climeworks (2009; Zurich & Cologne; climeworks.com)
This firm has 14 small plants in Europe that provide direct air capture of C02. They market their captured CO2 as an industrial product, and also invite individuals to purchase a kind of carbon credit: injecting CO2 into basaltic rock formations in Iceland for permanent storage. They also manufacture the direct-air-capture devices.
Climeworks was founded by engineers Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher, in 2009.
Leadership: Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher (co-directors), Dominique Kronenburg (chief operating officer)