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Wally Broecker, the godfather of CarbFix, has passed away

Wally Broecker, the godfather of the CarbFix project, passed away yesterday at the age of 87. Wally was one of the founders of the CarbFix project along with scientists from University of Iceland, CNRS in Toulouse, Columbia University and Reykjavík Energy. The project was founded in 2007 following Wally’s visit to Iceland in 2006 when the president of Iceland invited him to give a talk on climate change and carbon mineralization in basalts.

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Eric Oelkers receives the Urey Award

Eric Oelkers, co-director of the CarbFix project, has received this year’s Urey Award.

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CarbFix at the Stanford Geothermal Workshop

Thomas Ratouis, a reservoir engineer at Reykjavík Energy presented his paper on “Modelling the Complex Structural Features Controlling Fluid Flow at the Carbfix Reinjection Site, Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant, SW-Iceland” at the 44th Annual Stanford Geothermal Workshop.

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Climeworks featured in the New York Times

The Swiss company and partner in the CarbFix2 Horizon 2020 EU funded project was recently featured in the New York Times article "The Tiny Swiss Company That Thinks It Can Help Stop Climate Change" by Jon Gertner. 

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CarbFix at the Climate Meeting in Helsinki

Edda Aradóttir, project manager of CarbFix and coordinator of the EU funded CarbFix2 project, gave an invited presentation on CarbFix as a solution in the fight against climate change at the Climate Meeting of Prime Ministers and Ministers for Climate Action and Environment in Helsinki on 25 January.

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New paper in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta

Using stable Mg isotope signatures to assess the fate of magnesium during the in situ mineralisation of CO2 and H2S at the CarbFix site in SW-Iceland. By Eric H. Oelkers, Rhiannon Butcher, Philip A.E. Pogge von Strandmann

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CarbFix2 in the Horizon Magazine

Storing CO2 underground can curb carbon emissions, but is it safe? is an article by Jonathan O'Callaghan that was published by the Horizon Magazine. There he writes about the CarbFix2 project and the ENOS (ENabling Onshore CO2 Storage) project and how these two projects are tackling some of the issues facing carbon storage.

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CarbFix on Kveikur

CarbFix was featured in last weeks episode of Kveikur. Kveikur is an Icelandic weekly news show in the spirit of classical commentary with emphasis on research journalism, that addresses both local and international issues.

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GECO is hiring!

GECO is seeking two specialists to join the team (Icelandic is required)

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A Large Horizon 2020 Grant for developing Zero Emission Geothermal Power Plants

CarbFix is excited to announce that Reykjavík Energy along with a group of 17 partners across Europe have received a EUR 16 Million grant from the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovative programme.

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