Removr – the direct air capture startup with the ambition to become a global leader in the industry, announced that COWI, a global leader in engineering, will help it advance its planned DAC facility developments.
COWI will provide planning and structuring support for Removr’s first planned commercial DACCS facility in Iceland which has a capacity to capture and store 100,000 tons of CO2 per annum.
COWI is an international engineering and architecture consultancy that back in 2022 launched a co-creator startups pilot program that lets enterprises join forces with COWI’s discipline specialists and business developers to explore sustainable and innovative solutions. The company has handpicked 9 startups to support in the implementation of their ideas.
The 2023 startup program addresses pressing challenges in sustainable energy, large buildings, infrastructure, climate adaptation, and water management. Removr is one of the companies selected by COWI as part of its program, offering project planning and structuring support for direct air capture projects.
“Removr is experiencing strong industry backing for its planned direct air carbon capture and storage (DACCS) projects in Europe and North America. Being selected for the co-creator program by COWI, a company with a century-long history and an extensive track record of successfully executing major projects around the globe, is a recognition of Removr’s market opportunity, technological maturity, and execution capabilities,” said Einar Tyssen, CEO of Removr.
According to Senior Innovation Director in COWI, Charlotte Søgaard, Removr has stood out as a pioneer with an exciting technology to remove CO2 from the atmosphere. COWI has also recently acquired Mannvit, a leading consulting engineering company in Iceland with 280 employees and a stronghold in green energy. That positions the company well to support Removr with engineering and project execution capabilities in Iceland and identify relevant synergies.