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This Oman-based startup turns carbon into solid rock — and does it super fast

Suparna Dutt D’Cunha writes in Fast Company about Oman’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

The C3 Take
  • The impacts of climate change are pushing Oman’s private sector to mobilize and develop solutions to reduce emissions.
  • A startup called 44.01 (named after the after the molecular mass of carbon dioxide) is using Oman’s unique geology to safely and effectively store CO2 underground.
  • The start up is tapping the country’s abundance of peridotite rock—which has been mineralizing CO2 into rock for millenia—to turn captured CO2 into rocks within 12 months.
  • 44.01 is building the world’s first commercial scale CO2 mineralization project in Oman.

“44.01 has partnered with ADNOC and has begun a pilot project in Fujairah that will be the world’s largest peridotite mineralisation project so far, and the first to use seawater to inject CO2. This project will open the possibility of mineralizing billions of tons of captured carbon across the region.”

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