100&Change: 2020

Ocean Networks Canada

Solid Carbon—A Climate Mitigation Partnership Advancing Stable Negative Emissions

An inspired climate mitigation solution bringing together proven technologies into a fully integrated system to extract CO2 from the atmosphere for permanent removal, benefiting all.

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Two-page overview of proposal
Competition Participation
100&Change: 2020
Current Work Location(s):
  • Canada
  • British Columbia, Canada
  • Rogaland Fylke, Norway
  • Oregon, United States
  • British Columbia, Canada
Priority Populations:
  • Children and youth
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Economically disadvantaged people
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 3. Good health and well-being
  • 4. Quality education
  • 5. Gender equality
  • 7. Affordable and clean energy
  • 8. Decent work and economic growth
  • 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • 10. Reduced inequalities
  • 11. Sustainable cities and communities
  • 13. Climate action
  • 14. Life below water
  • 15. Life on land

Executive Summary:

Solid Carbon is a negative emissions technology (NET) that will remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and provide permanent sequestration in the world’s largest reservoirs for CO2 sequestration — ocean basalt. This proposal establishes the first system off Canada’s west coast where basalt is ubiquitous and real-time ocean environmental monitoring exists, operated by Ocean Networks Canada (ONC). ONC operates world-leading ocean observatories with a vision to enhance life on Earth by providing knowledge and leadership that delivers solutions for science, society, and industry. The proposed Solid Carbon solution brings six separate, yet proven, technologies into a single system to deliver this NET. As with ONC's other developments, this system will be designed, built, and operated through the collaboration of experts and community partners, including Indigenous organizations. This will ensure that the long-term delivery of systems to the global market can be met by a diverse and inclusive expert workforce.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Ocean Networks Canada

website: https://www.oceannetworks.ca/
Organization Headquarters
Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Organization ID
84765 0819 PG0001
Annual Operating Budget
$10 to $49 Million
Number of Full-time Employees
100 to 299

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