Navigation Links
International conference on CO2 sequestration processes
Date:7/23/2009

WHAT: Turning Carbon Dioxide to Stone: Plant Startup, Conference & Field Trips
WHERE: Reykjavik, Iceland
WHEN: Sept. 7-8, 2009 (Optional: Sept. 5-6 and 9-11).

Journalists are invited to observe initial tests of one the world's first carbon-dioxide sequestration plants, join a meeting of world scientific experts, and make related field trips to spectacular natural sites. The CarbFix project, which uses a radically new process, is designed to pump CO2 from the Hellisheidi geothermal power plant, outside Reykjavik, into a massive basalt formation below. Natural chemical reactions within this common volcanic rock should turn the CO2 into a carbonate mineral similar to limestone. The process locks CO2 into a solida potential great advantage over the few other current projects, which store CO2 as liquid. The $11 million pilot, which follows several years of experiments and construction, will treat 2,000 tons of CO2 over nine months. Plant visits and related geologic fieldwork start Sept. 5-6. A Sept. 6 reception at the home of Iceland President lafur Ragnar Grmsson kicks off the formal scientific meeting to explore the status of CarbFix and related projects worldwide. Among the speakers: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory geochemist Wallace Broecker, a leading pioneer of global-warming studies; Klaus Lackner, director of the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy and one of the originators of the process; Lamont scientist Juerg Matter, a leader in carbon sequestration research; and top researchers from a half-dozen other nations. A optional Sept. 9-11 field trip will explore natural sites related to carbon and climate, including glaciers, hot springs, flood plains and lava flows. This project is a partnership of Columbia University's Earth Institute; Reykjavik Energy; University of Iceland; and the National Center for Scientific Research in Toulouse, France.


'/>"/>

Contact: Kevin Krajick
kkrajick@ei.columbia.edu
212-854-9729
The Earth Institute at Columbia University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. International research team seeks to unravel flatworm regeneration
2. Fujitsu PalmSecure Certified Under International Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2
3. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology increases impact, international reach
4. International team of students and scientists on month-long field course in Siberian Arctic
5. ESHRE launches international study of polar body screening
6. International collaboration by scientists culminates in novel ion channels database
7. Susan E. Gardiner receives ASHS Outstanding International Horticulturist Award
8. SRI International announces findings from new upper atmospheric radar system for scientific research
9. International Serious Adverse Events Consortium announces initial study results in its global research collaboration to identify genetic markers related to drug induced liver injury
10. World-class innovation through international cooperation
11. International team tracks clues to HIV
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/22/2016)... 22, 2016  The American College of Medical Genetics and ... Magazine as one of the fastest-growing trade shows during ... the Bellagio in Las Vegas . ... of growth in each of the following categories: net square ... number of attendees. The 2015 ACMG Annual Meeting was ranked ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... 2016 On Monday, the Department of Homeland ... share solutions for the Biometric Exit Program. The Request ... Protection (CBP), explains that CBP intends to add biometrics ... the United States , in order to deter ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160622/382209LOGO ...
(Date:6/20/2016)... -- Securus Technologies, a leading provider of civil ... investigation, corrections and monitoring announced that after exhaustive ... the final acceptance by all three (3) Department ... (MAS) installed. Furthermore, Securus will have contracts for ... October, 2016. MAS distinguishes between legitimate wireless device ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016   EpiBiome , a precision microbiome ... in debt financing from Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). The ... to advance its drug development efforts, as well as ... "SVB has been an incredible strategic partner to ... traditional bank would provide," said Dr. Aeron Tynes ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... ... In a new case report published today in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine, doctors ... being treated for breast cancer benefitted from an injection of stem cells derived from ... frequent side effect of cancer treatment. , Lymphedema refers to the swelling ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Andrew D Zelenetz , ... Published recently in Oncology & ... Andrew D Zelenetz , discusses the fact ... placing an increasing burden on healthcare systems worldwide, ... the patents on many biologics expiring, interest in ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... Regulatory Compliance Associates® Inc. ... a free webinar on Performing Quality Investigations: Getting to Root Cause. ... at no charge. , Incomplete investigations are still a major concern to the ...
Breaking Biology Technology: