Brainstorming day in association with the TCCS-7 conference in Trondheim (June 2013)
CarbFix will participate in a brain-storming day focusing on the long term fate of geologically stored CO2 which will be held in association with the 7th Trondheim CCS Conference (TCCS-7), taking place on June 4-6, 2013.
Bergur Sigfússon, technical manager of CarbFix, gave a presentation on CarbFix at the 5th CGS Europe Project knowledge sharing workshop
The 2013 Icelandic Geothermal Conference (March 2013)
CarbFix was presented at the 2013 Icelandic Geothermal Conference, which took place at the Harpa Conference Centre in Reykjavík, Iceland, between 5th and 8th March 2013.
CarbFix commenced injection of geothermal gas mixtures from Hellisheidi powerplant on June 8th.
Gabrielle Stockmann, a Ph.D. student within CarbFix, will defend her Ph.D. thesis at the University of Iceland on May 16th at 15:00. The title of Gabrielle‘s thesis is Experimental Study of Basalt Carbonatization.
Jarðvísindastofnun Háskólans auglýsir eftir doktorsnema í verkefnið Binding kolefnis í bergi (carbfix.com). Aðalleiðbeinandi er Sigurður Reynir Gíslason.
European CarbFix partners visited the Compostilla CO2 Capture Plant in Spain on February 28th 2012 in association with the 2nd CarbFix EU consortium meeting which was held in Oviedo on February 29th.
A combined CarbFix EU and Delta-Min conference/workshop was held in Oviedo, Spain 29. February – 2. March 2012. About 70 scientists and students participated in the workshop, which included dozens of interesting oral and poster presentations.
175 tonnes of pure CO2 were injected at the CarbFix injection site in Hellisheidi, SW-Iceland, over approximately 5 weeks period from late January to early March.
A field scale injection of CO2 into basalts in Hellisheidi, Iceland, was started in late January this year.
Edda Sif Pind Aradóttir will defend her PhD thesis, "Reactive transport models of CO2-water-basalt interaction and applications to CO2 mineral sequestration", Friday October 7 at the University of Iceland.
Mercury News of San Jose, California recently published an article of the CarbFix project, including interviews with scientists and recent developments.
The Annual Status Report describes how the CarbFix research program advanced during the year 2010. The report is available here
25.03.2011. Last week, 13-18 March, scientists from Columbia University came to Iceland to work on a small scale CO2 injection test at the CarbFix site, together with scientists and technicians from Reykjavik Energy, University of Iceland, Mannvit Engineering and Iceland Geosurvey. The CO2 injection experiment was a success.
3.12.2010. Juerg Matter and Martin Stute from Columbia University came to Iceland this week to work on test run of equipments together with scientists and technicians from Reykjavik Energy, University of Iceland and Mannvit Engineering. CarbFix is now in the last phase of equipment testing and the CarbFix group is optimistic that injection will start in near future.
20.8.2010. A group of graduate students from Columbia University visited the CarbFix site. Einar Gunnlaugsson and Hólmfríður Sigurðardóttir took them on a scientific tour to the Hengill Area, the Hellisheiði Power Plant and Accompanying Injection of H2S and CO2.
5.8.2010. A meeting was held with Reykjavik Energy employees and collaborators from the University of Iceland and Iceland Geosurvey on safety requirements among other things regarding the CarbFix project
9.6.2010 The Annual Status Report describes how the CarbFix research program advanced during the year 2009. The report is available here.
10.5.2010. In March it was discovered that the gas from the Hellisheidi Power Plant contained high percentage of air. This gas will be lead into the pilot gas abatement plant which feeds the CarbFix project. During the past few weeks amendments have been put into force that have solved this problem. This has delayed the time schedule for the CO2
injection, which is now planned to start this summer.
PhD student position available in the spring of 2010 at the Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland. Project to be part of the Carbfix and the GEORG projects. Deadline for application is May 9th 2010.
2.3.2010. The technicians and engineers at Reykjavik Energy have finished installing the CarbFix equipment at the injection site.
22.1.2010 Elísabet Vilborg Ragnheiðardóttir, MS student in the REYST program, Reykjavik Energy Graduate School of Sustainable Systems, defended her thesis 21 January at the Business Department of the University of Iceland. The title of the thesis: Costs, Profitability and Potential Gains of the CarbFix Program. Her supervisors: Helga Krisjansdottir, University of Iceland, William Harvey, Reykjavik University and Holmfridur Sigurdardottir Reykjavik Energy. Her MS project is a part of the CarbFix Project.
Reykjavik Energy's Head of Innovation and Development discusses the CarbFix program, an international project to store carbon emissions in rock, and the role a major geothermal plant is playing in the effort.
Here's the link to Clean Skies News.
:The Hellisheidi geothermal power project in southwestern Iceland, site of a pilot study on the feasibility of sequestration of carbon dioxide in basaltic rocks. Here, carbon dioxide released from the hot water that powers the facility is dissolved in cooling water and injected below ground to a depth of 300 to 800 meters, where it can react with basalt to form new, stable minerals. Photo: Haraldur Stefansson/Alamy.
The HK-34 monitoring well was recently supplied with new pumping equipment. The pump was installed at a depth of 363 meters and is now pumping water from the hole.
Dr. Sigurður Reynir Gislason Institute of Earth Sciences and Holmfridur Sigurdardottir Reykjavik Energy discussed the CarbFix project with the President of Iceland Olafur Ragnar Grimsson and dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) after dr. Pachauri‘s meeting with the President 19 September 2009.
Scientists gathered in Iceland for a conference are urging government
leaders headed to Copenhagen for climate talks later this year to
pursue carbon capture and sequestration as a way of addressing global
Thursday 3rd of September at 15:00, Therese Kaarbø Flaathen will defend her PhD thesis ”Water-rock interaction during CO2 sequestration in basalt” in the main building at the University of Iceland (Aðalbygging). The PhD is a joint degree between the University of Iceland and University III – Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France. Therese's PhD thesis is a part of the CarbFix Project.
The Abstract in English can be found here.
Information on the thesis in Icelandic can be found here.
September 7-8 an international conference on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) will be staged in Iceland, at the site of the CarbFix project, which attempts to geologically store CO2 in as a crystalised mineral in the Icelandic lavas. Among those lecturing at the conference are world-leading authorities on CCS and global warming and the focus of the conference will be on CO2 sequestration processes. Registration for the conference is already closed.
A tentative schedule is available here (Updated August 31st 2009).
Attire and equipment List can be found here.
Guide for field sampling trip 5-6th September 2009 can be found here.
Further information on the CarbFix project can be found here.
A three day field excursion is planned on September 9th 2009 in connection with the international conference on CO2 sequestration processes in Reykjavík, Iceland.
You can find the schedule and more information, in a .pdf document compiled by Gretar Ívarsson, here:
Attire and Equipment List
Here it is possible to view time-laps photos from two cameras at Sólheimajökull, i.e. IL-1 and IL-5. It may take short time to appear.
Most resent photos from Sólheimajökull James Balog is showing in his talk here.
15.5.2009. An international conference on CO2
sequestration processes run in partnership by the CarbFix network in Reykjavik, Iceland, Reykjavik Energy, the Earth Institute at Columbia University, New York, Institute of Earth Sciences of University of Iceland and the CNRS in Toulouse, France will be held in Reykjavik in September 2009. To view a tentative schedule of the meeting and field trips, please click here
(Updated August 31st 2009
). Attire and Equipment List
6.4.2009. The Annual Status Report describes how the CarbFix research program advanced during the year 2008. The report is available here.
3.3.2009. A prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship (Early Stage Researcher), leading to a doctoral degree, is available at the Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland as part of a Marie Curie ITN Network (Delta-MIN) involving an international group of nine universities. The research themes of Delta-MIN relate to the mechanisms of mineral re-equilibration (phase transformation) in the presence of a fluid phase (www.Delta-MIN.com).
27.1.2009. An article by Therese Karrbo Flaathen et al on “Chemical evolution of the Mt. Hekla, Iceland, groundwaters: A natural analogue for CO2 sequestration in basaltic rocks” is available on the CarbFix website.
27.1.2009. The shallow monitoring well HK-13 has been repaired by a supporting plastic casing.
8.1.2009 GHGT-9 Proceedings on “Permanent Carbon Dioxide Storage into Basalt: The CarbFix Pilot Project, Iceland” is available on the CarbFix website.
BBC Newsnight reports from Iceland on the CarbFix project.
During the recent meeting of the Scientific Steering Committee of Carbfix held in Iceland 16-17 October, it is aimed at that CO2 sequestration at Reykjavik Energy‘s Hellisheidi Power Plant will commence in May.
03.10.2008. Mahnaz Rezvanikhalilabad a MSc student in the department of Geology defended her thesis 29 September. Her MSc project is part of the CarbFix Project.
Six graduate students from the CarbFix group presented posters on the various aspects of mineral carbon fixation in basalt at the GES8 (Geochemistry of the Earth‘s Surface 8) meeting 18-22 August 2008. Pdf files of their presentations are available on the CarbFix web site.
15.9.2008. Sigurdur Reynir Gislason and Therese Flaathen, members of the CarbFix group in Reykjavik and Toulouse gave a talk on the CarbFix project at the 33rd
International Geological Congress in Oslo, Norway 6-14 August 2008.
4.7.2008. Today Susan Watts Science Editor, Ming Tsang Producer and Mark Thompson Cameraman from BBS Newsnight visited the project site at the Hellisheidi Geothermal Plant.
3.7.2008.Technicians at Reykjavik Energy have installed a down hole pump in the new monitoring well HK-34 at the CO2
The article „Nature Imitated in Permanent CO2 Storage Project in Basalts in Iceland“ by Hólmfríður Sigurðardóttir, the project manager for the CarbFix project, is published in the June 2008 Greenhouse Issue.
20.6.2008. Yesterday, Hólmfríður Sigurðardóttir, Reykjavik Energy introduced the CarbFix project to scientists taking part in a conference held in Reykjavik on global greenhouse gas cycles and climate changes.
20.6.2008. The drilling of the new monitoring well at the CO2
injection site finished 16 June , the day before Iceland celebrates its Independence.
13.06.2008 A meeting between members of the CarbFix Project´s Scientific Steering Committee and Management Team is taking place at Reykjavik Energy´s headquarters.
11.06.2008. Tracer tests with the aim of characterizing the target reservoir for the CO2 storage continued yesterday.
29.5.2008. Drilling of the new monitoring well is proceeding. Yesterday, the drill had reached 216 m.
A part of the infrastructure for the large scale tracer test is installed.