ADNOC has announced a milestone for its unique CO2 to rock project, which will utilise a pilot technology that permanently mineralises CO2 within rock formations found in the Emirate of Fujairah.
Solar panels for the project have been installed by Masdar at the site, which will provide the energy required to capture carbon dioxide from the air, mix it with sea water, and inject it underground, where it is expected to mineralise within peridotite rock formations.
“When the sun isn’t shining, we also have a backup generator powered by biodiesel made from used cooking oil by WAKUD,” ADNOC noted.
The project, which is the first of its kind in the Middle East, will use 44.01’s Earthshot prize-winning Carbon Capture and Mineralisation (CCM) technology to eliminate CO2 from the atmosphere. It is the first CCM project by an energy company in the Middle East.
Source: Oil & Gas Middle East