Our mission

At the EEGL, we work with industry and government partners to turn industrial wastes into resources for CO2 sequestration and recovery of critical metals needed for green energy technologies. We study, enhance and accelerate natural, energy efficient processes that trap and store atmospheric CO2 in lakes, rocks and soil. Our nature-inspired approach to critical metal recovery from waste minerals uses the same pathways that produce metal rich soils called ‘laterites’, which are our largest source of nickel and that supply other metals needed to make batteries.

Since 2015, we have been leading field-based pilots for CO2 sequestration with enhanced critical metal recovery from mineral wastes. We work collaboratively with companies and governments to develop practical, customized solutions.

We study how greenhouse gases, nutrients and metals are cycled in natural chemical sediments. Our fundamental, curiosity-driven work on mineral–fluid–microbe interactions informs our applied work by teaching us how to work within natural systems.

Congratulations to Avni Patel, Colton Vessey and Maria Arizaleta for winning AGES scholarships!
Congratulations to Maria, Avni and Colton for winning Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarships! …
Congratulations Maria Arizaleta, winner of the CMS Reynolds Award!
Congratulations to Maria Arizaleta! Maria has won the 2022 Reynolds Award and …
Congratulations to Colton Vessey for being awarded the 2021 Mineralogical Association of Canada Ph.D. scholarship!
Congratulations to Colton Vessey who has been awarded the Mineralogical Association of …
The EEGL at GAC-MAC 2021 – London, Canada
Interested in learning more about our recent research? We’ll be presenting our …

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