Plan for decarbonising Western Australia through mineral carbonation
Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia will develop a roadmap to decarbonise WA through integrated mineral carbonation.
Mineral carbonation is a carbon dioxide (CO2) removal method and a natural rock weathering process, where CO2 binds to minerals in the Earth’s crust.
This natural and passive process can permanently remove and store large volumes of CO2 from the atmosphere, transforming it from a gas into solid materials. This process is slow to occur in nature so the roadmap, led by Professor Michael Hitch at Curtin University, will identify how this natural process can be accelerated.
The roadmap is expected to be released in February 2023.
To register your interest, visit https://www.mriwa.wa.gov.au/challenges/mineral-carbonation
To read the Minister’s statement > https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2022/06/Roadmap-for-integrated-mineral-carbonation.aspx
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