International Conference on Accelerated Carbonation for Environmental and Material Engineering (ACEME)

March 11-14, 2018
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The 6th edition of the ACEME Conferences aims at promoting research and development activities on accelerated carbonation at an international level, favoring the share of knowledge and discussing future development and implementation in the field. 

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The Call for Abstracts is now closed. Registration is now open.

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The 6th edition of the Accelerated Carbonation for Environmental and Material Engineering (ACEME) Conferences builds upon the successful previous editions: London (UK) in June 2006, Rome (Italy) in October 2008, Turku (Finland) in November 2010, Leuven (Belgium) in April 2013 and New York (USA) in 2015. This is the first ACEME conference in the Asia Pacific region and we welcome delegates to Newcastle, Australia. The ACEME conferences aim at promoting research and development activities on accelerated carbonation at an international level, favoring the share of knowledge on the title subject and critically discussing future development and implementation in the field. The objectives of the sixth edition of this conference series is to communicate and discuss the latest advances in the field of theoretical and applied research on accelerated carbonation of various types of natural materials and industrial residues with a special interest in process development and commercialization. Processing conditions, product properties and (on-line) analysis at lab, pilot and full scale are the key focus themes of the conference. The conference also aims at promoting mineral carbonation in the context of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS).


  • Eric Kennedy, University of Newcastle
  • Michael Stockenhuber, University of Newcastle
  • Geoff Brent, Orica
  • Mark Rayson, Orica

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

  • Giulia Costa, University of Rome Tor Vergata
  • Carine Julcour-Lebigue, Laboratoire de Génie Chimique de Toulouse
  • Ah-Hyung (Alissa) Park, Columbia University
  • Phil Renforth, Cardiff University
  • Siobhan A. (Sasha) Wilson, Monash University


MCi Plant Tour

Conference attendees can tour the Mineral Carbonation International (MCI) pilot plant at the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources. The plant aims to demonstrate and scale up mineral carbonation technology. If interested, please contact .

ACEME 2018 Banquet

The banquet is an optional, add-on event that will take place on Tuesday, March 13 at 7-9PM at NOAH'S On the Beach, a hotel "situated directly opposite spectacular Newcastle Beach." You must purchase a ticket (available as part of the conference registration process) to attend.

Featured Speakers

Giulia Costa

Giulia Costa is a senior researcher at the Department of Civil Engineering and Computer Science Engineering of the University of Rome Tor Vergata, where she teaches Environmental and Sanitary Engineering. She will present on “Carbon Mineralization as one of the main CO2 utilization strategies - report on the Mission Innovation CCUS experts workshop and its outcomes” at ACEME 2018.Read more

Carine Julcour

Carine Julcour is a senior researcher at CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research), Laboratoire de Génie Chimique, Toulouse (France). She will speak on "Design of a Hybrid Leaching Process for Mineral Carbonation of Magnesium Silicates: Learnings and Issues Raised from Combined Experimental and Geochemical Modelling Approaches."Read more

Ah-Hyung (Alissa) Park

Ah-Hyung (Alissa) Park is the Lenfest Chair in Applied Climate Science of Earth and Environmental Engineering & Chemical Engineering at Columbia University. She is also the Director of the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy at the Earth Institute.Read more

Phil Renforth

Dr. Phil Renforth is an engineer and geochemist interested in understanding how rocks and minerals may be used to sequester carbon, and leads the Carbonate Systems Engineering Group at Cardiff University. His ACEME 2018 keynote talk will be about "Ocean Alkalinity as a Carbon Sink for Mineral Carbonation."Read more

Sasha Wilson

Siobhan A. (Sasha) Wilson is a Senior Lecturer and ARC DECRA Fellow in biogeochemistry within the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. At ACEME 2018, she will present on leveraging carbonate mineral behaviour to manage metal mobility and security of CO2 storage.Read more