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By A.J. Roan
Metal Tech News 

PNNL studies carbon negative REE mining

Combining REE separation, carbon capture begins with data Metal Tech News – December 14, 2022


Last updated 12/13/2022 at 2:27pm

The basalt cliffs overlooking the coast at Wallula Gap in Washington.

Andrea Starr; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

PNNL researchers have been exploring how to inject CO2 into basalts. Pictured are basalt cliffs at Wallula Gap in Washington, which is an ideal location for studying carbon capture.

Chosen as one of 16 projects across 12 states, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's "Re-Mining Red Mud Waste for CO2 Capture and Storage and Critical Element Recovery" (RMCCS-CER) project will receive $1 million in funding to advance a technology that may kill two birds with one stone in the race for critical materials.

Announced in November, as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanc...

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