Direct Air Capture
Pulling carbon directly out of the air, then storing it safely and long term.
Climeworks’ gold-standard direct air capture technology removes CO₂ from the air, after which it is destined for permanent storage underground. Shopify’s 5,000-tonne purchase is enabling Climeworks to attract buyers, secure project financing, and scale its technology—the company successfully launched Orca, the world’s largest direct air capture plant at 4,000 tonnes per year.
Carbon Engineering’s proven direct air capture technology pulls in air and extracts CO₂, and the company is working with partners to build industrial facilities that capture one million tonnes of CO₂ per year. Shopify is its first customer, purchasing 10,000 tonnes, sending a clear message that buyers are looking for permanent carbon removal and large-scale direct air capture technology is a key solution to solving climate change.
Noya captures CO₂ from air moved by existing cooling towers, which sit on top of almost every commercial and industrial building. As its first customer, Shopify’s purchase will help fund Noya's pilot project to demonstrate the world-wide applicability of its technology.
Sustaera creates modular direct air capture technology that costs less than $100/tonne at scale by using naturally available, abundant materials that rapidly absorb atmospheric CO₂ and can be efficiently regenerated using renewable energy. Shopify’s purchase will help Sustaera demonstrate its technology and expedite deployment.