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Two Carbfix research projects receive a grant from The Icelandic Climate Fund

The two projects are focusing on the preparation and development of using the Carbfix method to lower the emissions of carbon dioxide and other sour gasses from heavy industry in Iceland.

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Carbfix awarded the Ruggero Bertani European Geothermal Innovation Award

The European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) announced this morning at a virtual award ceremony that Carbfix was selected as the recipient of the Ruggero Bertani European Geothermal Innovation Award.

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Carbfix featured on the Weather Channel

Carbfix recently got featured on the Weather Channel’s program, Meltdown. The program was hosted by Dave Malkoff who visited Iceland to take a closer look at the rapidly melting glaciers and explore the global consequences and possible solutions to the problem of climate change.

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Minister appoints a working group to secure the legal environment of the Carbfix process

The Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources, Mr. Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, has appointed a working group to ensure that the Carbfix process complies with the European Directive on Carbon Capture and Storage, and will furthermore be included in the EU Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS). The working group will draft a bill of law on the subject.

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Carbfix nominated for an esteemed prize

The Carbfix process of permanent disposal of carbon into rock has been nominated for the international Keeling Curve Prize.

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Greta Thunberg curious about carbon capture from air

Greta Thunberg, climate activist and Nobel prize nominee, visits Climeworks to learn about how carbon is captured directly from air and turned into stone in Iceland using the CarbFix method.

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CarbFix shortlisted for a geothermal innovation prize

The CarbFix carbon mineralization project at ON Power‘s Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant is one of five outstanding geothermal projects shortlisted by the European Geothermal Energy Council for the Ruggero Bertani European Geothermal Innovation Award 2020.

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Review Paper in Nature Reviews Earth & Environment

"Carbon dioxide storage through mineral carbonation" a review article written by Sandra Ósk Snæbjörnsdóttir was published in Nature Reviews Earth & Environment today.

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CarbFix as a subsidiary

The Board of Directors of Reykjavík Energy (OR) has approved, subject to the confirmation of OR’s owners, to establish a public limited company (PLC) around CarbFix operations. The CarbFix process has been successfully operated at the Hellisheiði Geothermal Power Plant in recent years.

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Plans to double CarbFix reinjection at the Hengill Geothermal Area

ON Power, a subsidiary of Reykjavík Energy, has revealed plans to ramp up carbon capture and storage (CCS) operations at their power plants in Iceland. This includes both Hellisheiði and Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Plants. The statement followed the announcement that ON Power plans to reach carbon neutrality by 2030 (previously goal was 2040).

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