North Wales based innovative research consultancy Mine Environment Management (MEM) has partnered with other UK and European partners as part of the C-Sink consortium to win a competitive round of funding by the European Union and UKRI worth €7 million to the consortium.
C-Sink aims to establish foundations for a standardised and transparent European Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) market. The 4 year project will provide a holistic and unbiased understanding of CDR technologies undertaking extensive scientific assessments of 7 CDR approaches, including their potential uptake of CO2 whilst looking at the impact on ecosystems and society.
The importance of this type of project was highlighted during the Glasgow Pact, established at COP26, when “alarm and utmost concern” that human activities have already caused around 1.1oc of global warming and the Earth’s remaining “carbon budget” consistent with 1.5oC is being “rapidly depleted” was expressed. The award of the project has enabled MEM to create two high quality scientific research positions in an area of innovative green technology.
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