CO2 Mineralization Workshop at the University of Minnesota

USEA, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM), cordially invites you to a workshop on CO2 Mineralization to be held at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. The workshop will be followed by a site visit to Talon Metals’ Tamarack Mine on May 4th from approximately 9am – 5pm.  

The purpose of this workshop is to identify opportunities for advancing the permanent storage of CO2 through mineralization processes, both in situ and ex situ and with consideration to opportunities where these processes may be amendable to the manufacture of durable products with economic value, that could inform FECM on potential R&D pathways. The workshop has three main objectives:

1) identify challenges in applied research that might be resolved through a better understanding of the fundamental physics and processes behind CO2 mineralization chemistry in reactive environments;

2) Identify requirements and pathways for a comprehensive national resource assessment; and

3) identify CO2 mineralization process requirements that could lead to economically feasible manufacture of durable products.

For reference, a draft agenda can be found on the right side of this page.

If you are interested in the site visit to the Tamarack Mine on May 4th, please email Alex Krowka at [email protected] and Anthony Bitonti at [email protected]. Please note, space for the site visit is limited.