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De Beers carbon capture project receives funding boost

25 july 2019

de_beers_logo.pngDe Beers’ carbon-capture project at the Gahcho Kué mine in Canada has received a C$675,000 grant from Natural Resources Canada’s clean growth programme towards pioneering research in partnership focused on delivering carbon-neutral diamond mining.
The group had been working with leading academics from The University of British Columbia, Trent University, University of Alberta and Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) on researching the potential to store large volumes of carbon in processed kimberlite through mineral carbonation.
The programme includes studies, not only in Canada, but also in Botswana to allow comparisons between different climates and geology.
 “We are immensely proud of this collaborative piece of work between industry and academia, and with excellent progress in the project to date there is great potential to achieve carbon-neutral mining operations at sites where this type of rock is present,” said De Beers chief executive Bruce Cleaver.
“This award will help us accelerate this innovative work that could fundamentally change the carbon footprint of not only the diamond industry, but the mining sector more broadly.”
The research offers great opportunity as the carbon storage capabilities of kimberlite processed while mining is such that only 10% of the rock’s storage potential would need to be harnessed to capture the carbon dioxide emissions of a whole mine.

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Gahcho Kué Mine                                                                                                       Image credit: De Beers Group

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished