Mineral Carbonation International (MCi) is an Australian based startup focussed on developing and commercialising technologies for large scale CO2 capture and utilisation through mineral carbonation – speeding up the Earth’s own process for carbon storage.
The MCi process aims to transform CO2 into carbonates for use in new building products like cements & composites that store carbon and use less energy in their production. This also reduces emissions from industry in a beneficial cycle. MCi achieved world attention upon its launch for the concept of the ‘CO2 cement brick’.
MCi is partnering with industry leaders globally to develop these new products and is teaming with organisations in carbon capture, low and negative emission tech and renewable energies.
If we had just 50 mineral carbonation plants around the world operating at scale we could secure up to a billion tonnes of CO2 from entering our atmosphere and oceans and put it back into the solid form safely and permanently whilst we transition to a fully decarbonised world economy and particularly away from fossil fuel electricity generation.