Carbon dioxide injection project in Iceland

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E Ireland
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Carbon dioxide injection project in Iceland

Post by E Ireland » Jun 10, 2016 10:35 am

This seems relevant.

Apparently they injected carbon dioxide, and a mixture of carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide, into a water bearing basalt formation at depth.
Apparently essentially all the carbon dioxide was calcified by accelerated weathering-type processes inside two years.

This has some interesting implications for carbon capture and storage which I think are immediately obvious.

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Tim Meyer
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Re: Carbon dioxide injection project in Iceland

Post by Tim Meyer » Jun 10, 2016 1:20 pm

Excellent! More than relevant, IMNSHO, E, but crucial.

Which furthers the case for a transitioning strategy given the economic impacts of new nuclear power on carbon energy industries leveraging co-located SMR/TMSR at carbon-fired plants to provide make-up for CCS?
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