CarbFix: Turning Co2 into stone
The CarbFix2 project’s goal is to provide a safe, and permanent geologic carbon storage method at the industrial scale to reach our climate goals.
Carbfix is a process developed by a consortium of research institutes and industries to tackle the climate crisis. Since 2007, scientist and engineers have been developing a method to change carbon dioxide to stone, imitating and accelerating natural processes, to store permanently carbon dioxide in the basaltic bedrock. The project Carbfix2 builds upon the success of the original Carbfix project which proved successful storage of CO2 in the field by mineralization in basalts. The Carbfix2 project was designed to make the Carbfix geological storage technology scalable, economically viable, and transportable throughout Europe. This has been done through innovation and research applied to the complete CCS chain: 1. the capture and co-injection of impure CO2 and other water-soluble polluting gases into the subsurface, 2. integration of the Carbfix method with novel direct air capture technology, 3. the development of the technology to perform the Carbfix geological carbon storage method using seawater injection into submarine rocks, and 4. lowering the cost of the complete CCS chain. Carbfix has received worldwide recognition for developing novel, safe, and permanent geologic carbon storage method, which successfully converted injected CO2 into stable carbonate rocks within two years.
The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No 764760.