Disposing of CO2 in Basaltic Rocks: Upscaling for Offshore Storage

Date

Feb 10 2021

Time

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Webinar Type: Webex
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Speaker: Dr. David S. Goldberg, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

Abstract. The concept of carbon capture and storage (CCS) aims to separate CO2 from industrial emissions, or scrubbed from the air, and permanently store it underground. Two land-based proof-of-concept projects – one each in Iceland and Washington State – have demonstrated that CO2 injected into underground basalt reservoirs rapidly converts into carbonates, far faster than originally expected, and promise a safe, permanent storage solution with reduced concerns about leakage and monitoring over time. Sub-seafloor injection of CO2, an industry proven technology, offers a similar solution in oceanic basalt. Combining CCS with mineralization in basalt and integrating this with direct air capture and offshore wind installations is considered.

Date

Feb 10 2021

Time

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Organizer

Dept of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Website
https://eps.rutgers.edu/