CarbFix among the 11 greatest engineering innovations of 2016


CarbFix was ranked number 7 in a list of the 11 greatest engineering innovations of 2016 by Popular Science. The project review states: "Capturing carbon from the atmosphere is an alluring solution to our climate woes, but we need to figure out how to store it quickly and permanently. CarbFix —a system currently in use at one power plant in Iceland—dissolves greenhouse gases in water, and then pumps them into nearby basalt-laden volcanic rock, where both convert into limestone within a few years. The ocean floor is rich in basalt, so the method could scale worldwide."

The CarbFix team thanks Popular Science for this honor. The CarbFix method is open source so anyone can use it to capture otherwise emitted CO2 and permanently turn it into rock within basaltic host formations.