At Decahydron, we are pioneering a transformative approach to CO2 mineralisation, setting a new benchmark in carbon capture and storage technology. Our method capitalizes on the unique properties of ultramafic rock formations, particularly abundant in the Hajar mountains, to achieve efficient and permanent sequestration of carbon dioxide.
Our technology leverages the natural process of serpentinization, where specific minerals in ultramafic rocks react with CO2 to form stable carbonate minerals. This reaction not only permanently locks away carbon dioxide but also does so in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner.
We inject CO2 in supercritical form into the ultramafic rock formations. This method enhances the reactivity of CO2 with the rock, accelerating the mineralisation process. The high temperatures and pressures of the supercritical CO2 ensure a faster, more efficient conversion into stable mineral forms, providing a long-term solution to CO2 storage.
Our CO2 mineralisation process stands out for its minimal environmental footprint, particularly in comparison to other projects in the UAE. Traditional CO2 mineralisation methods can require up to 25 tons of water per ton of CO2 mineralised, a significant concern in the UAE's arid environment. In contrast, our technique eliminates the need for water, thereby reducing the strain on precious water resources and minimizing environmental impact. Additionally, our method reduces material corrosion concerns, aligning with sustainable practices.
Decahydron is set to make a substantial impact in the fight against climate change, with plans to sequester 2 million tons of CO2 per year by 2028. This ambitious goal targets hard-to-abate industries located in Ras al Khaimah. Beyond this, our vision is to rapidly scale up to the gigaton level by expanding our operations to other locations. The scalability of our technology offers a viable solution for significant carbon reduction on a global scale, presenting a promising future in the realm of large-scale carbon sequestration.
At Decahydron, we are committed to ongoing research and development to further refine and enhance our CO2 mineralisation technology. Our team of experts is dedicated to exploring new methodologies, optimizing existing processes, and discovering more efficient ways to combat the global challenge of rising carbon emissions.