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Canada Nickel demonstrates carbon sequestration potential from Crawford Nickel Sulphide Project tailings

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Canada Nickel Company Inc has to reported the results of the first phase laboratory scale testing, which demonstrates the potential for carbon sequestration in tailings at its Crawford Nickel-Sulphide Project near Timmins, Ontario.

The laboratory tests were conducted by researchers from Kingston Process Metallurgy and Queen’s University and demonstrate that the project tailings naturally sequester carbon dioxide (CO2) into a mineralised form, which industry research has demonstrated is permanent. This is a critical foundation of Canada Nickel’s NetZero initiative to become the first zero carbon nickel operation. Canada Nickel’s wholly-owned Net Zero Metals subsidiary has successfully applied and registered trademarks in various jurisdictions for NetZero NickelTM, NetZero CobaltTM and NetZero IronTM in expectation that the company believes it can be successful in achieving its zero carbon initiatives.

Mark Selby, Chair and CEO of Canada Nickel, commented: “Today’s announcement is a critical demonstration that our tailings have the fundamental capacity to capture CO2 in amounts that exceed what we believe will be required to achieve net zero carbon production for our concentrates. Any CO2 sequestration in excess of the 4.6 kg/t of tailings level would be potentially available for sale as carbon credits. Work is underway on a series of larger scale tests aimed at demonstrating that Crawford tailings can be exposed to enough CO2 for a sufficient time period to achieve the sequestrations levels that were achieved at a lab scale. We look forward to seeing the results over the coming year.”

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