In Iceland, energy is not a problem. Here, for millions of years, the Earth’s molten centre has come up to meet the surface, with volcanoes spewing gas and lava into the atmosphere. Soon though, thanks in part to this energy, the gas will go in the other direction. Iceland is set to harness its geothermal energy, and its considerable store of volcanic rock, to lock up carbon dioxide for good in a pioneering test of a technology once considered science fiction, then pernicious, and now viewed as essential: carbon capture. “We are putting the carbon away for ever, turning it into stone,” Edda Sif Pind Aradottir, chief executive of the Icelandic company Carbfix, said.
Times 8th May 2021 read more »