At STRYM, we employ cutting-edge technology that harnesses the power of olivine, a naturally occurring mineral, to accelerate the process of carbon sequestration. Olivine, abundant in magnesium, iron, and silicate compounds, presents a unique opportunity to combat climate change through its exceptional chemical properties and weathering capabilities.

Weathering and use cases

When olivine is exposed to air and water, it undergoes a natural process known as weathering. During this process, the silicate minerals in olivine react with carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere, effectively converting it into stable carbonate minerals. As olivine gradually breaks down into smaller particles, its surface area increases, enabling enhanced absorption of CO2 from the surrounding environment. We are developing innovative applications for olivine integration, including incorporating it into sandbanks and integrating it into ships. By placing olivine in sandbanks, we facilitate the enhanced weathering process through interactions with waves and currents, leading to the efficient capture and storage of CO2 as stable carbonate minerals. Our approach enables effective carbon sequestration while utilizing existing coastal areas.

Locked and loaded

One of the key advantages of our technology is the secure storage of carbon in the form of stable carbonates such as magnesite and serpentine. These carbonates remain locked within the olivine structure, preventing the released CO2 from re-entering the atmosphere. This secure storage ensures the long-term sequestration of carbon in solid form, contributing to the sustainability and resilience of our carbon capture and storage efforts.