CarbFix

CarbFix is a collaborative research project led by Reykjavik Energy, that aims at developing safe, simple and economical methods and technology for permanent CO2 mineral storage in basalts. It was founded in 2007 by Reykjavík Energy, CNRS, the University of Iceland, and Columbia University.

In 2011-2014, the CarbFix project received funding through the 7th framework European Commission (EC coordinated action 283148). The partners involved in the project were; The University of Iceland, CNRS in Toulouse, France, Amphos21 in Barcelona, Spain, Nano Science center of Copenhagen University, Denmark, and the project leader Reykjavik Energy, Iceland. The first pilot injections took place during the project, and it was demonstrated that the solubility trapping of CO2 occurs immediately, and the injected carbon is trapped in minerals within a few years using the CarbFix injection method in basalt hosted storage reservoirs.

The CarbFix2 project aims on moving the demonstrated CarbFix technology from the demonstration phase to a general and economically viable complete CCS chain that can be used through Europe and throughout the world. CarbFix2 has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme  (Project ID 764760). Five partners are involved with the project; The University of Iceland, CNRS in Toulouse, France, Amphos 21 in Barcelona, Spain, Climeworks in Zürich, Switzerland, and the project leader Reykjavik Energy, Iceland.

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The CarbFix Project

 

The CarbFix team had demonstrated that over 95% of CO2 captured and injected at Hellisheidi geothermal Power Plant in Iceland was mineralized within two years. This contrasts the previous common view that mineralisation in CCS projects takes hundreds to thousands of years. Industrial scale capture and injection have been ongoing at the power plant since 2012.

 

 

 

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The CarbFix2 Project

 

The main goal of the CarbFix2 project is to move the demonstrated CarbFix technology from the demonstration phase to a general and economically viable complete CCS chain that can be used through Europe and throughout the world. It is funded by the European Union through H2020 (Project ID 764760).

Five partners are involved with the CarbFix2 project; The University of Iceland, CNRS in Toulouse, France, Amphos 21 in Barcelona, Spain, Climeworks in Zürich, Switzerland, and the project leader Reykjavik Energy, Iceland.

 

Publications

Media coverage, scientific publications, and other public documents regarding the CarbFix project.