The B.C. Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy is pleased to announce it has granted Arca $1.25M to fast-track the commercial scaling of its air-to-rock carbon mineralization solution. This funding advances a first of its kind pilot project to capture and permanently store atmospheric carbon dioxide from nickel mine tailings.
Dr. Ged McLeanExecutive Director of CICE
With the validation and funding from CICE, the UBC spin-out company will demonstrate its technologies can operate safely and successfully at an operating mine site.
Paul NeedhamCEO of Arca
More exciting details surrounding this project will be announced this fall.
CICE continues to lead catalytic investment into early-stage, BC-based companies that demonstrate potential to lead the global charge against climate change. In addition to carbon management innovators such as Arca, our growing portfolio of investments cover areas including low carbon fuels, battery technology and energy storage and low carbon hydrogen.
Members of the Arca team work with the scientific instrumentation they use to measure carbon dioxide mineralization in mine tailings. Photo taken on Taku River Tlingit First Nation traditional territory.
To view this CICE funded project, please visit: https://cice.ca/projects/tailings-storage-co2/