Countdown, TED’s climate action initiative founded in partnership with Leaders’ Quest, launched three years ago with a focus on accelerating solutions to climate change. The goal: to build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 in the race to a zero-carbon world — a world that’s safer, cleaner and fairer […]Continue reading
Jan Wurzbacher is a pioneer of direct air capture (DAC) technology, which scrubs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in an effort to combat global warming.
Why you should listenJan Wurzbacher is the cofounder and co-CEO of Climeworks, one of the global leaders in developing a unique carbon removal technology known as direct air capture and storage (DAC+S) that captures carbon from ambient air for permanent underground storage. A mechanical engineer by training, he founded the company in 2009 in Switzerland together with Christoph Gebald. Climeworks launched Orca, the world's only commercial DAC+S facility, in Iceland in 2021, which runs entirely on renewable energy.
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