Enhanced weathering using bioreactors aids mining waste CO2 sequestration
Enhanced weathering and carbonation strategies for mine wastes, where the natural process of rock weathering and carbonate precipitation is sped up to uptake CO2, is a potentially significant sequestration method. However, on-site pilot schemes are required to fully realise the high CO2 storage potential. The EU-funded DETAILS project will address this challenge by implementing new technologies in mine wastes to reduce CO2 emissions by initiating enhanced weathering and carbonation in mine wastes through novel bioreactor technologies. This will surpass current state-of-the-art technologies by focusing on delivering on-site testing on a range of voluminous and suitable materials with industry partners. The new bioreactor system will work to modify pH and harness heat and CO2 point sources at mine sites.
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Funding SchemeMSCA-IF - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF)
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