CarbFix: Revolutionary Tech Could Trap CO2 Forever by Turning It Into Harmless Rock
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Iceland is well know for its use of renewable energy, particularly geothermal energy, but soon the country could be combating climate change in a very different, but equally innovative way. Sometime this month, the group of American and Icelandic designers and researchers behind the CarbFix experiment will begin pumping “seltzer water” into a deep hole on the edge of a volcano to lock away carbon dioxide — forever. The carbonated liquid will react with the basalt rock that lies deep beneath the surface to form limestone, meaning that the CO2 will never be able to escape and warm our planet.