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Video – Introduction to CarbFix, capturing and storing CO2 to stone

Well heads at Hellisheidi power plant of Reykjavik Energy (source: flickr/thinkgeonergy, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 16 Jun 2020

Don't miss this interesting presentation by the CEO of Icelandic company Carbfix sharing details on how the company developed and now operates turning CO2 into stone at the Hellisheidi geothermal power plant in Iceland.

As part of the webinar series “Focus on Geothermal” on June 12, 2020, Edda Sif Pind Aradóttir, the CEO of Icelandic Carbfix introduced the company’s method to store CO2 in the subsurface.

Since the start of the project in 2007, the partnership between several international companies, lead by Reyjkavik Energy developed a method to capture the climate destroying gas and turning it by natural mineral reactions into stone. Therefore, produced water of geothermal power plants is used to bring CO2 and H2S via the re-injection wells into the reservoir again.

The permeability is not affected by this process, as Edda Aradóttir confirmed in the Q + A session after the presentation.

 

Source: Enerchange/ YouTube