Participating Networks




CarbFix was founded by four partners in 2007: The University of Iceland, CNRS in Toulouse, the Earth Institute at Columbia University in New York and Reykjavik Energy. Since then, several universities and research institutes have participated in the project. The CarbFix team has demonstrated that over 95% of CO2 captured and injected at Hellisheidi geothermal Power Plant in Iceland is mineralized within two years. This contrasts the previous common view that mineralization in CCS projects takes hundreds to thousands of years. Industrial scale capture and injection have been ongoing at the power plant since 2014.


The Horizon 2020 project S4CE aims to develop, test and implement technologies needed for successfully detecting, quantifying and mitigating the risks connected with geo-energy operations in the sub-surface. The operations considered by this consortium, which is led by UCL, include geothermal energy, enhanced gas recovery, carbon sequestration, and unconventional operations. The S4CE consortium includes 23 partners, representing academic institutions, industry energy operators, industrial partners, and research institutes.

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Deep Carbon Observatory

The Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) is a global community of more than 1000 scientists on a ten-year quest to understand the quantities, movements, forms, and origins of carbon in Earth. DCO brings together a multidisciplinary group, including geologists, chemists, physicists, and biologists. Using innovative technology and instrumentation, laboratory experiments, and real-time observations, DCO scientists are answering the question of how deep carbon affects life on Earth.


METAL-AID is a European Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) designed to address the problem of contaminated water sites across Europe. The project is coordinated by University of Copenhagen and involves 11 different beneficiaries throughout Europe. The project´s goal is to develop a new method for remediating contaminated soil and groundwater, in situ, so activities on land surfaces, such as houses, schools and businesses are not disturbed.


The U.S. Department of Energy is assessing the feasibility of a sub-ocean, commercial-scale CO2 storage site, targeting basalt formations, at the Cascadia Basin in the Pacific Ocean. The CarbonSAFE Cascadia project team consists of a coordination team of researchers from collaborating academic institutions, subcontractors, and external participants. The project goals include the evaluation of the reservoir as an industrial-scale CO2 storage complex, developing potential source/transport scenarios.