Professor Erin Bobicki is among five U of T Engineering researchers awarded NSERC Strategic Partnerships Grant. Bobicki ‘s project will investigate the potential viability of new strategies on “Combining CO2 storage with mineral processing”: certain mineral processing wastes have the capacity to store CO2 in mineral form. CO2 also has the potential to be used as a novel reagent to enhance the separation of minerals and stabilize waste materials. This presents an opportunity to both store CO2 captured from flue gases or other industrial sources and enhance the extraction of metals from ores. Depending on the regulatory framework or incentives around CO2 sequestration, these processes could add new revenue streams for mineral processing companies.
In total, the program invested more than $2.6 million in U of T Engineering and more than $3.8 million across the entire University.
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