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DemoUpCARMA & DemoUpStorage - the projects in brief

DemoUpCARMA (Demonstration and Upscaling of CARbon dioxide MAnagement solutions for a net-zero Switzerland) is a pilot project lead by ETH Zurich. It aims to demonstrate the implementation and scale-up of two pathways leading to negative emissions:

  • CO2 utilization and permanent storage in primary and recycled concrete in Switzerland using a novel technology.
  • CO2 transport and permanent storage in a geological reservoir abroad.

DemoUpCARMA will assess the optimal design of these pathways and their upscaling potential considering technological, economical, regulatory, political, and societal factors in the mid- to long-term. Negative emissions are an integral component to reduce Switzerland’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 to net zero, and to reach the country’s climate goals.

DemoUpStorage is a partner project of DemoUpCARMA and linked to its second pathway. DemoUpStorage involves the investigation and monitoring of the geological reservoir abroad and its potential to store larger   quantities of CO2.

DemoUpCARMA and DemoUpStorage are funded and supported by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) and the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN). It brings together 24 partners from academia and industry with some of them providing additional financial and in-kind contributions.



DemoUpCARMA is funded and supported by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) and the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN).

News & Events


What should be done with all the CO2?

What should be done with all the CO2?

Capturing CO2 from the atmosphere and storing it either in recycled concrete aggregate or in geological reservoirs in Iceland is not only technically feasible, but also has a positive carbon footprint. These are the findings of DemoUpCARMA, which were presented to the media in the morning and to an interested audience at ETH Zurich in the afternoon.

A summary of the project results and an article by ETH Zurich provide more detailed insights.

As the CO2 injection of Swiss CO2 in Iceland could only start in November 2023, and therefore later than expected, the project is not yet fully completed. CO2 injection and geophysical monitoring of the CO2 reservoir will continue as part of the partner project DemoUpStorage partner. Also, the CO2 transport from Switzerland to Iceland will continue.

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DemoUpCARMA Closing Event - Registration open!

At our closing event, we present the main findings of the DemoUpCARMA project. We will start by introducing our pilot and demonstration activities followed by a closer look at the relevant carbonization and mineralization processes including their monitoring. This will be followed by a discussion of the systemic aspects of both pathways such as life cycle analyses, models for transport and infrastructure, public perception of carbon capture and storage, and a case study on how to integrate CO2 capture in waste to energy plants.

The deep dive into the project findings will be completed by a panel discussion. The event will be in English.

Please save the following date:

Wednesday, December 6, 2023, from 13.00 - 17.15 at ETH Zurich Audi Max (HG F 30) followed by an apéro.

Find the detailed program here.

Register here, if you want to participate!

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