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Canadian Mining Journal: Using tailings to get to net zero

The CarbMin Lab was featured in the cover story of the Canadian Mining Journal’s June 2021 issue.

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FPX Nickel Reports Positive Field Tests Demonstrating Potential for Significant Carbon Capture at Baptiste Nickel Project

Our partner FPX Nickel published a news release, reporting the results of our field tests using material from their Baptiste Project in the Decar Nickel District.

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CaMP-BC project update webinar and preliminary report

The CaMP-BC (Carbon Mineralization Potential in British Columbia) research team has published a preliminary report on their findings thus far, which was accompanied by a Geoscience BC-hosted webinar on November 3, 2020. Greg Dipple discussed initial results from this minerals research project assessing the potential for rocks in British Columbia to capture and store the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.

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MIT Technology Review: Asbestos could be a powerful weapon against climate change (you read that right)

Scientists are exploring ways to use mineral waste from mines to pull huge amounts of carbon dioxide out of the air.

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Science Magazine: Industrial waste can turn planet-warming carbon dioxide into stone

At Gahcho Kué, a sprawling diamond mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories, researchers are attempting to use the mine’s crushed rock waste to trap carbon dioxide for eternity.

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FPX Nickel Reports Initiation of Field Tests to Confirm the Potential for Significant Direct Air Carbon Capture at the Baptiste Nickel Project

FPX Nickel Corp. is pleased to report the commencement of the first-ever field tests which are designed to confirm the potential for the development of a low- or zero-carbon mining operation at its Baptiste Project in the Decar Nickel District in central British Columbia. The field tests, initiated in August by researchers from the University of British Columbia, build on previous positive laboratory tests, which have demonstrated that the Baptiste Project’s tailings can absorb considerable quantities of carbon dioxide when exposed to air through a natural process of mineral carbonation.

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Giga Metals Provides Update on Carbon Sequestration Studies at Turnagain Nickel Project

Martin Vydra, President of Giga Metals Corp. (TSXV – GIGA) today provided an update to its CO2 sequestration research program, being done in conjunction with Dr. Greg Dipple of the University of British Columbia.

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Member of CarbMin co-convenes Goldschmidt 2020 session

CarbMin Postdoctoral Fellow Connor Turvey, along with Martin Voigt, Catalina Sanchez-Roa, and Nina Zeyen, co-convened a session at Goldschmidt 2020 entitled: Mitigating Environmental Impacts: Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) and Novel Approaches in the Geo-Energy Sector.

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How green sand could capture billions of tons of carbon dioxide

Scientists are taking a harder look at using carbon-capturing rocks to counteract climate change, but lots of uncertainties remain.

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Mining technologies could capture ‘billions of tonnes of CO2 per year,’ says UBC prof

The world needs to limit global temperature increases to between 1.5 and 2 degrees Celsius by the end of this century to avoid devastating climate change, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations body that provides policymakers with scientific information about climate change.

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Nori Podcast on managed mine tailings & enhanced weathering—w/ Dr. Greg Dipple of UBC

On this bonus episode of Reversing Climate Change, Greg joins Ross to give us an update on his research around carbon mineralization in mine tailings, reminding us how the process works and explaining why it’s not already common practice.

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There’s more to the Northwest Territories’ Gahcho Kué diamond mine than precious gems

There’s more to the Northwest Territories’ Gahcho Kué diamond mine than precious gems. Article by Canadian Geographic, on January 30, 2020

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Power Shift: UBC-led technology traps carbon emissions in mine waste

Greg Dipple discusses his group’s carbon sequestration work in an interview on BNN Bloomberg.

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Clean Technologies Helping Northern Communities Build a Clean Energy Future

Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, on behalf of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, today announced an investment of $3.8 million for six projects that will bring clean energy technologies to the Northwest Territories and help communities build a cleaner future.

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Canada announces $2M for research into carbon neutral mining at Gahcho Kué mine

Greg Dipple, a professor of geology at the University of British Columbia, has been working with three other universities and three mining companies, among other groups, to use tailings from mining operations to strip carbon dioxide from the air and convert it to a stable mineral form, trapped in cement-like rock.

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