Mineralisation - How to Trap CO2 in Useful Rocks
Mineralisation of CO2, also known as carbonation, is a Carbon Capture & Utilisation (CCU) technology. In this process, CO2 captured from industrial emissions or directly from the air reacts with calcium- and magnesium-rich materials (e.g. originating from construction and demolition waste, steel slags, incineration by-products) to produce valuable products, like construction materials, where CO2 is stably sequestered. It is therefore a process with a major climate change mitigation potential, all the while promoting waste management approaches based on the circular economy principle.
CO2 Value Europe organises a workshop where its pioneer members Carbon8 Systems, VITO, Orbix and Mitsubishi Corporation will present current developments in CO2 mineralisation based on real-life applications (e.g. CO2-based construction aggregates, pavements, concrete). Prof. Andre Bardow (ETH Zürich) will explain how mineralisation can contribute to climate change mitigation from a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) perspective. Current priorities towards a regulatory framework that will acknowledge and support the role of CO2 mineralisation will be adressed.
The event is virtual.