Giga Metals has provided an update for its carbon sequestration research programme, being carried out in conjunction with Dr. Greg Dipple of the University of British Columbia.
Dipple has been studying carbon sequestration in silicate tailings for more than fifteen years and has developed a methodology to measure the carbon update in silicate mine residue.
Acceptance of his methodology would mean that carbon credits could be obtained for mine site sequestration of carbon dioxide. Once the silicates convert to carbonates, the CO2 is locked away for geological time scales.
Commenting on the study, Martin Vydra, President of Giga Metals, said, “We have been working with Dr. Dipple for several years now and are looking forward to the next stage of research, which will involve a large-scale pad test to assess the atmospheric carbonisation of silicates in Turnagain material.”
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