CarbFix team

Founding management

Edda Sif Aradóttir

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Dr. Edda Sif Pind Aradóttir is the Head of Innovation and Strategic Planning at Department of R&D at Reykjavík Energy. She is furthermore the Project Manager of the international CarbFix project. Edda has over 15 years’ experience in management and research related to CCS, renewable energy and reservoir engineering. Dr. Aradóttir received a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Iceland in 2004, a M.Sc. in Theoretical Chemistry in 2006 from the University of Iceland and a Ph.D. in Reservoir Engineering in 2011 from the University of Iceland in collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Eric Oelkers

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Eric was born in New York City before moving to Boston to attend MIT to pursue an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Earth Science. Cured of a life in pure chemistry by a summer internship he moved to California to attend Berkeley for his PhD in Geochemistry. Following his degrees, Eric moved to Toulouse France.

He is currently the CNRS Research Director at the GET Laboratory in Toulouse, France, a Professor at the University College London, UK and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Iceland. He is also co-editor of Geochemical Perspective Letters. Eric's research focuses on developing the fundamental geochemical basis for sustainable growth and managing the Earth.

He has previously served as President of the European Association for Geochemistry, director of the Geochemical Society, co-editor in Chief of Chemical Geology, associate editor of Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, and guest editor of Elements. Eric has made substantial contributions to the understanding of the thermodynamics and kinetics of water-rock interactions

Sigurður Reynir Gíslason

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Sigurður (Siggi) Reynir Gíslason received his PhD in geochemistry from the Johns Hopkins University, under the supervision of Hans P. Eugster. He is a Research Professor at the Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland. He is the chairman of CarbFix (carbfix.com), the initiative to store carbon in basaltic rocks. Siggi’s major scientific contributions are: 1) measurement of the dissolution rates and dissolution mechanisms of volcanic glasses as a function of glass composition, aqueous solution composition and temperature, 2) field and laboratory experiments related to mineral storage of CO2 in basaltic rocks, 3) quantifying the chemical/physical erosion rates of basaltic terrains and their contribution to the global carbon cycle and 4) measuring the environmental effects of volcanic eruptions.

The team

Reykjavik Energy

Dr. Edda Sif Pind Aradóttir - PhD, chemist and reservoir Engineer at Reykjavík Energy. Project manager of CarbFix, and leader of WP1, WP6 and WP7.

Dr. Bergur Sigfússon - PhD, geochemist at Reykjavik Energy. Deputy project manager, and innovation manager of CarbFix2. Active partner in WP1, WP2, WP3, and WP4.

Dr. Sandra Ósk Snæbjörnsdóttir - PhD, geologist/geochemist at Reykjavík Energy. Active partner in WP3, WP4, and WP6.

Dr. Gunnar Gunnarsson - PhD, geophysicist and reservoir engineer at Reykjavík Energy. Active partner in WP3.

Ragna Björk Bragadóttir - Engineer and research project manager at Reykjavík Energy.

Dr. Kári Helgason - PhD, physicist and research project manager at Reykjavík Energy.

Bryndís María Leifsdóttir - Head of accounting at Reykjavík Energy. Active partner in WP1 and WP5.

Dr. Vala Hjörleifsdóttir - PhD, specialist is seismology at Reykjavík Energy. Ative partner in WP3.

Thomas Ratouis - Reservoir engineer at Reykjavík Energy. Active partner in WP3.

Eiríkur Hjálmarsson - Head of communications at Reykjavík Energy. Active partner in WP6

Dröfn Harðardóttir - Treasury and planning manager at Reykjavík Energy. Active partner in WP1 and WP5.

Ólöf Snæhólm Baldursdóttir - Communications Officer at Reykjavík Energy. Ative partner in WP6.

Hildigunnur H. Thorsteinsson - Managing Director of Research and Development at Reykjavík Energy. Active partner in WP5

University of Iceland

Dr. Sigurður Reynir Gíslasson - PhD, research professor at the Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland. One of the founding members of the CarbFix project, and head of the scientific committee. Leader of WP3. Active partner in WP4.

Deirdre Clark - PhD student working under the supervision of Sigurður R. Gíslason at the Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland. Research involves laboratory experiments, numerical modelling, and geochemical monitoring of the on-shore injection. Active partner in WP3.

Dr. Martin Voigt - Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland. Active partner in WP3, and WP4.

CNRS

Dr. Eric Oelkers - Professor at University College London, and research director at CNRS GET-UMR 5563 in Toulouse, France. One of the founding members of the CarbFix project. Leader of WP4 and WP6

Dr. Chiara Marieni - PhD, Postdoctoral researcher at the CNRS GET-UMR 5563 in Toulouse, France. Focussed on CarbFix strategy sustainability and worldwide applicability, particularly through the study of water-rock interactions in presence of seawater, at high pCO2 conditions, and in several rock systems. Active partner in WP3 and WP4.

Amphos21

Dr. Fidel Grandia - PhD, Project Director at Amphos 21 Consulting. Leader of WP3 in CarbFix and active partner in WP4. The main tasks are related to the development of 3D numerical modelling of reaction of injected CO2+H2S in the CarbFix sites.

Alvaro Sainz-Garcia - MSc, Consultant at Amphos 21 Consulting. Solute and heat flow modeller. He will be involved in the implementation of the field site data in WP3 and WP4 and computation of conservative flows of mass and heat. 

Climeworks

Dr. Jan Wurtzbacher - PhD, director and founder at Climeworks AG. Active partner in WP2.

Dr. Christoph Gebald  - PhD, founder and director at Climeworks AG. Active partner in WP2.

Valentin Gutknecht - Marketing and communication at Climeworks AG. Active partner in WP2, and WP6.

Benjamin Keusch - Climeworks AG, Department Head Order Processing & Service, responsible for construction and operating of a Climeworks direct air capture plant at Hellisheidi, and active partner of WP2.

Dominique Kronenberg - Climeworks AG, COO. Leader of WP2.

Anca Timofte - Team Leader Process Engineering. Active partner in WP2.