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the CarbFix Project


The goal of the CarbFix Project is to study the feasibility of permanent carbon dioxide storage in basaltic rocks via in situ mineralization of the gas itself. In other words, as the New York Times put it, in a recent article, '...turning carbon dioxide into rock and burying it'.



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Carbon Capture & Storage

The world will continue to experience the effects of climate change unless we reduce atmospheric carbon

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Members of the CarbFix team look at core rock samples

The CarbFix project is designed to optimize industrial methods for storing CO2 in basaltic rocks. The combined programme consists of:


Watch a film about the project and hear Clean Carbon member Dr Juerg Matter and fellow team members talk about the work


Dr Juerg Matter is Associate Professor in Geo-engineering within Ocean and Earth Science at the National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton. 

Credit: Photographs courtesy of Bara Kristinsdottir for The New York Times

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