It’s as simple as CO2 .
44.01 is the molecular mass of Carbon Dioxide. (12.01 g/mol + (16.00 g/mol) x2 = 44.01 g/mol
We believe that humanity needs to be removing CO₂ from the atmosphere permanently, not storing it away. Our technology accelerates a nature-based mineralisation process whilst leveraging renewable energy.
Our technology ensures that captured CO₂ is absorbed in peridotite rock and will NEVER be re-released into our atmosphere again. Given the volume of accessible peridotite, we can remove significant amounts of CO₂ from the atmosphere to make a major impact in the fight against climate change.
Carbon mineralisation is the process of converting CO₂ into stable, solid rock. CO₂ is permanently removed in natural geological carbon sinks and cannot escape back to the atmosphere. We are enhancing and optimising this natural process.
Peridotite is a special type of rock which mineralises and forms Serpentine and Calcite when it’s exposed to CO2 and water. We accelerate this natural process to turn CO2 into rock. Peridotite is usually found deep under the Earth’s crust. In certain locations, it’s right on the surface.
We leverage heat, solar energy, and biofuel to accomplish our process in a carbon-negative way. Our partner Wakud provides biofuel to run our decentralised operations at night. Wakud’s biofuel burns 86% less CO₂ than its fossil fuel counterpart, is more efficient and is produced through local circular economies, bringing added benefit to local social and environmental ecosystems.
Our aim is to mineralise one gigaton (one billion tons) of CO₂ per year by 2030.
No, scientific research data indicates that the natural carbon dioxide mineralisation process produces water within the safe drinking water standards range. To ensure that the risks are minimised, we are conducting a small-scale pilot study on engineered carbon dioxide mineralisation to investigate this in more detail. Moreover, in commercial operations the injection will be in locations that are not near agricultural land and residential areas, and the injection will be at depths well below groundwater levels for drinking and irrigation to avoid any interference.