The CO2 mineralization process can serve as the cornerstone of a CO2 emissions reduction program for electrical power producers with coal- and gas-fired units, cement and pre-cast concrete companies, and petrochemical companies. This is possible because of the unprecedented flexibility of the  process which utilizes dilute CO2 streams, thereby avoiding the need and enormous expense for CO2 capture. Also, contributing to the flexibility of the process is its ability to tolerate common flue gas contaminants including acid gases, and particulate matter. This highly effective and efficient process can reduce CO2 emissions at levels which can meet or exceed the CO2 reduction targets for most, if not all, companies.