Unit Affiliation: Office of Marine Operations, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)
Solid Carbon is an ambitious project to permanently and safely sequester carbon dioxide (CO2) as rock. The vision is to extract CO2 directly from the air or ocean. Then, using deep ocean technology powered by ocean-based wind and solar energy, inject the CO2 into the subseafloor basalt, where it mineralizes into solid carbonate rock.
Globally, over 90% of basalt resides in the ocean. Initially, researchers from this project will focus on ocean basalts that lie beneath the Cascadia Basin site off British Columbia's west coast.
Geo-Chemo-Mechanical Studies for Permanent CO2 Storage in Geologic Reservoirs
Radiocarbon as a Reactive Tracer for Tracking Permanent CO2 Storage in Basaltic Rocks
Tagging CO2 to Enable Quantitative Inventories of Geological Carbon Storage
Capturing Investment: Policy Design to Finance CCUS Projects in the U.S. Power Sector