Australian researchers try to create ultimate climate-saving technology

Australian scientists are on the verge of building a plant that will transform CO2 emissions, captured through carbon capture technology, into carbonate rock ‘bricks’ for use in construction The plant will use captured CO2 to create the carbonate ‘rock’ bricks. The new method for storing carbon is set to be trialled at the mineral carbonation research pilot

Australian scientists are on the verge of building a plant that will transform CO2 emissions, captured through carbon capture technology, into carbonate rock ‘bricks’ for use in construction

The plant will use captured CO2 to create the carbonate ‘rock’ bricks.

The new method for storing carbon is set to be trialled at the mineral carbonation research pilot plant to be built at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales. 

The university said the AUD$9m (£5.3m) project will be jointly funded by the Australian and New South Wales governments, as well as the chemicals manufacturer Orica.

The plant will initially use CO2 captured at Orica’s manufacturing facility in Newcastle.

“The technology is proven in the lab and we now want to see if we can scale it to reduce the cost to be in line with a future carbon price,” said John Dawe, CEO of Mineral Carbonation International, the organization that will manage the project.

He added that the major difference between this technology and geo-sequestration is that they are permanently transforming CO2 and not just storing it underground.

The plant is expected to be operational by 2017.

Renewable Energy Projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply