BRIMM Carbon Sequestration Project Awarded Clean Growth Funding from Government of Canada

August 13, 2019
UBC students Eric Wynands (Geology MSc) and Ethan Alban (Geological Engineering BASc) preparing a field pilot experiment on site at the De Beers owned Gahcho Kue diamond mine in the Northwest Territories. Photo Credit to De Beers

BRIMM’s Carbon Sequestration research project, led by BRIMM Director & UBC Professor Greg Dipple, has received $2 million in funding from the Government of Canada as a part of the Clean Growth Program. This project is also supported by Geoscience BC, the British Columbia Geological Survey (BCGS), the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC), De Beers Canada FPX Nickle Corp., and Giga Metals Corp. and is a collaboration between the University of Alberta, Trent University and Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS).

The funding was announced on July 23rd, 2019 in Yellowknife, N.W.T. with Director and researcher Greg Dipple present.

In the photo, the carbon dioxide bearing bas is circulated through the pipeline containing reactive tailings. Carbon dioxide is removed from the cas before it exits the end of the pipe. The carbon is captured in the form of a solid mineral precipitate.