Richard Adamson, managing director at Carbon Management Canada, said the Albertan and Canadian governments supplied $50 million in funding two years ago, but it is uncertain whether similar amounts will be forthcoming.
As for Mercier, the scale-up of his project from less than 1 percent of the cement plant's gas to a commercial level will depend more on money than on technological success, he said.
"A lot will depend on how badly companies need magnesium carbonate," he said.
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