Weora are committed to the decarbonisation of Aotearoa NZ.
Our country is fortunate to sit atop trillions of tonnes of magnesium rich ultramafic rocks, notably Dunite and Serpentine. When CO2 comes in contact with these MgO rocks, either naturally at surface or injected deep underground, they chemically react and form new minerals, permanently binding the CO2 in the rock.
This is a proven method already adopted overseas. We believe carbon storage has the potential to play a pivotal role in Aotearoa NZ’s transition to a sustainable, net-zero-carbon future – and it would be a tragedy not to utilise the resource we have right here in Aotearoa NZ.
Aotearoa NZ, like many countries, is struggling to meet the emissions targets that uphold international agreements to limit global warming and its impacts on climate change.
This is a world-wide concern, and Aotearoa NZ has additional interests outside of its own borders, given its role and influence in the Pacific; several small island nations are already being severely threatened by sea-level rise and adverse weather events.
The problem of climate change is now well known and documented with the Climate Action Tracker listing New Zealand’s efforts to curb emissions as, overall, “highly insufficient”.
Weora, alongside our sibling company, we are working with Australasian universities, commercial interests, Iwi and government as we develop our approach to utilising Dunite and Serpentine rocks as part of Aotearoa NZ and Australia’s decarbonisation strategy.
We need urgent new responses and actions to address the enormity of the climate change problem.