About the EEGL

We respectfully acknowledge that we live and work in ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Amiskwacîwâskahikan) on Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands of First Nations and Métis people.

We are a group of Earth scientists based at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada in Treaty 6 territory. Our expertise is in mineralogy, crystallography, aqueous geochemistry and geomicrobiology. We have 20 years of experience working on carbon mineralization using industrial wastes. Our goal is to understand the roles minerals play in the Earth System to help make the mineral resources sector more environmentally sustainable.

We are developing novel strategies to use carbon mineralization as a tailings reprocessing technology to recover critical metals. Our deep expertise in mineralogy lets us use the unconventional reactivity of clay minerals that are common in a variety of rocks and mineral wastes for carbon sequestration. We are developing strategies to carbonate waste brines produced by the oil and gas industry to turn atmospheric and industrial CO2 into rock.

As a critical complement to our applied research, we study natural processes that trap CO2 in rocks and soils, and that concentrate critical metals in minerals. Our understanding of how the Earth carries out these processes is curiosity-driven, and it also lets us develop nature-based and nature-inspired solutions for industry.