The CO2 fixation in basaltic rock in SW Iceland
The reduction of anthropogenic CO2 emissions is considered one of the main challenges of this century. By capturing CO2 from variable sources and injecting it into suitable deep rock formations, the carbon released is returned back where it was extracted instead of freeing it to the atmosphere. This technology might help to mitigate climate change as injecting CO2 at carefully selected geological sites with large potential storage capacity can be a long lasting and environmentally benign storage solution. The CO2 at Hellisheidi Iceland will be stored as solid calcium carbonate mineral in basaltic rock.