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CVE Workshop on Mineralisation – How to trap CO2 into useful rocks
December 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
CO2 Value Europe organises a workshop where its pioneer members Carbon8 Systems, VITO, Orbix and Mitsubishi Corporation will present current developments in CO2 mineralisation based on real-life applications (e.g. CO2-based construction aggregates, pavements, concrete). We will also have the chance to hear Prof. Andre Bardow (ETH Zürich) explain how mineralisation can contribute to climate change mitigation from a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) perspective and we will address the current priorities towards a regulatory framework that will acknowledge and support the role of CO2 mineralisation.
Mineralisation of CO2, also known as carbonation, is a Carbon Capture & Utilisation (CCU) technology. In this process, CO2 captured from industrial emissions or directly from the air reacts with calcium- and magnesium-rich materials (e.g. originating from construction and demolition waste, steel slags, incineration by-products) to produce valuable products, like construction materials, where CO2 is stably sequestered. It is therefore a process with a major climate change mitigation potential, all the while promoting waste management approaches based on the circular economy principle.
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