A new method of accelerated carbon capture could see Canada Nickel’s Crawford Project achieve Net Zero carbon emissions within 36 hours and generate up to 21 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) credits per tonne of nickel produced within six days.
Believed to have ‘transformative potential’, the In Process Tailings Carbonation (IPT Carbonation) technology has so far only been demonstrated on a lab scale, but the firm says it can be scaled-up with availability of concentrated sources of CO2.
Canada Nickel’s Crawford Project is hosted in ultramafic rock, which naturally absorbs and sequesters CO2. The potential to actively capture and sequester carbon was a key consideration in the company’s acquisition of the ultramafic rocks in the Timmins area.
That being said, the challenge for the firm has been to develop a process that speeds up the naturally occurring carbon asportation process.
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