Project Update Webinar: Initial Results from Carbon Mineralization Potential for BC Project: November 3, 2020

Vancouver, BC – October 19, 2020 – Initial results from a minerals research project assessing the potential for rocks in British Columbia to capture and store the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) will be discussed at a Geoscience BC webinar on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 10:00 AM Pacific time.

Called Carbon Mineralization Potential for BC, the project will include a map showing the potential for ultramafic rocks in BC to naturally bind atmospheric CO2 (using magnesium-rich minerals that are found in some mine tailings) in a solid carbonate mineral form, where it can remain in a benign state for thousands of years or more. The Geoscience BC research is part of a wider initiative led by University of British Columbia researchers involving industry partners, geoscience agencies across Canada and Natural Resource Canada’s Clean Growth Program.

The public webinar will provide a technical overview of an initial report on the project by research lead Dr. Gregory Dipple and colleagues. A final report and public data for the project are expected to be published in early 2021.

Title: Initial Results from Carbon Mineralization Potential for BC Project
When: 10:00-11:00 AM Pacific time, Tuesday November 3, 2020
Where: Zoom webinar. Recording will be available on the Geoscience BC YouTube Channel. Registration (free) required

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