Pereira & Gamboa (2023): In situ carbon storage potential in a buried volcano

Ricardo Pereira, Davide Gamboa IN: Geology,

In situ mineral carbonation in porous and permeable mafic and ultramafic volcanic rocks is proposed to be a promising process that can contribute toward safe and permanent CO2 sequestration. Here,the authors investigated a partially buried Late Cretaceous composite volcano located offshore the central West Iberian margin as a proxy for potential in situ mineral carbonation in volcanic edifices on continental margins worldwide. Based on seismic data, geochemistry, and petrophysical properties, deterministic scenarios for permanent carbon storage were estimated.