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In 2012, a team of international researchers and engineers began injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) into porous basalt rock, formed from cooling lava, at an underground test site in southwest Iceland.
Two years later, almost all of the CO2 had morphed into carbonate minerals.
The team’s breakthrough, reported in the journal Science in 2016, led to the scaling up of the CarbFix project – fixing CO2 into rock, literally – at the Hellisheidi geothermal power station, about 30 kilometers from the the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik.
The CarbFix project – a collaboration between utility company Reykjavik Energy, the University of Iceland, France’s National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and Columbia University in the US – has been capturing and injecting about a third of the CO2 and three-quarters of the hydrogen sulfide emitted from Hellisheidi.
Thanks to its volcanic geology, Iceland has enormous geothermal resources that can be harnessed to produce clean energy. Heating and hot water for most Icelandic homes and more than a quarter of the nation’s electricity comes from geothermal energy
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