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 mineralization in CCS projects takes hundreds to thousands of years. Industrial scale capture and injection have been ongoing at the power plant since 2012.
The CarbFix2 project
The CarbFix2 project was started on the 1st of August 2017, with the goal 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.
The CarbFix2 project consists of seven distinct work packages (WP):
WP1 Project Management
WP2 Air Capture using waste heat
WP3 On shore injection
WP4 Off Shore injection
WP5 Economic/feasibility analysis of the entire CCS cycle
WP6 Dissemination and public engagement