In situ carbon mineralization

Mission: develop the fundamental science and engineering capability that will lead to realizing the full potential for large-scale subsurface storage of CO2 via mineralization.

This work is mainly supported through the Center on Geo-process in Mineral Carbon Storage, an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences at the University of Minnesota.

The center brings together five internationally renowned groups and 15 senior investigators with expertise spanning the multiple disciplines (damage and fracture mechanics, reactive transport and fluid flow, geochemistry, large-scale computations) needed to advance our fundamental understanding of the science and technology for permanent solid storage of CO2 in rock formations.

Peter co-leads thurst 2 on dissolution and precipitation regimes — aimed at understanding how mineral carbonation processes are affected by the interaction between flow and the surrounding rock matrix. Peter and his team use various research techniques (e.g., microfluidics, core flooding, discrete fracture network modeling) to elucidate dissolution and precipitation regimes that lead to efficient carbon mineralization.  

Selected publications