Assessment of the CO2 Mineralization Potential of Tamarack’s Ultramafic Bowl-Shaped Intrusion
Rio Tinto Services will collaborate with Columbia University, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Talon Nickel, Carbfix, and Advantek Waste Management Solutions to develop innovative technologies to potentially sequester CO2 based on the characterization, determination of reaction kinetics, and modeling of the Tamarack Nickel Project’s bowl-shaped ultramafic intrusion. This sequestration would be achieved via the conversion of CO2 into solid rock. While past research has focused on subsurface saline aquifers for carbon storage, Rio Tinto aims to demonstrate that using other geologic media, such as mafic-ultramafic rock, is an emerging strategy for long-term, large-scale carbon storage.
If successful, this project will facilitate a revolutionary step-change in reducing energy-related emissions.