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Geoscience BC Project Concepts are new research ideas in development for which we are seeking input and investment from Geoscience BC members, industry, government, academia, communities and Indigenous groups. If you have suggestions, input or are interested in contributing to a project, contact us at

Critical Minerals and Metals

Critical metals and minerals are essential resources used in the manufacture of products needed for the transition to a lower carbon. BC is well positioned to become a global leader in the development and production of critical metals and minerals. A study of our minerals research projects shows that for every $1 invested by Geoscience BC, there is a corresponding $6.60 of investment in mineral exploration.

Pilot-scale Carbon Capture and Storage in Ultramafic Rocks

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Cleaner Energy

As Canada transitions to net zero emissions and alternative sources of energy, geothermal, hydrogen and lower carbon intensity natural gas could all play an important role in BC’s future energy mix. Geoscience BC’s public geothermal energy research is being used by geothermal explorers and developers, communities, Indigenous groups and governments to make investment decisions about potential development projects.

Northwest BC Geothermal Energy Potential Assessment

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Southeast BC Geothermal Energy Potential Assessment

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Carbon Capture and Storage

Geoscience BC and its partners are adapting to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world. Commitments to a lower carbon economy are creating an increased demand for independent public geoscience to identify and assess potential for geological Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in BC.

Southwest BC Geological Carbon Capture and Storage Atlas

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