The potential of remineralization with rock mineral fines to transform agriculture, forests, sustainable biofuels production, sequester carbon, and stabilize the climate
Soil Remineralization creates fertile soils by returning the minerals to the soil, much the same way the Earth does: by weathering of minerals from rocks and is one of the most effective techniques for dealing with global climate change. Rock powders provide a natural way to replenish soil fertility. Forests can grow much more rapidly when limiting factor minerals are replaced, and eroded, and desertified lands can be brought back to life with simple proper remineralization protocols. Most importantly for humanity, and potentially the environment, agricultural lands can have yields, disease resistance, pest resistance, and nutritive levels increased dramatically as well as greatly increasing carbon sequestration. Remineralization has been shown in scientific studies to increase yields as much as two to eight times for agriculture and forestry, and to have immediate results and long term effects with a single application. Millions of tons of appropriate rock dust for soil and forest regeneration are stockpiled by the gravel and stone industries worldwide as a non-toxic and inexpensive byproduct that can be used on a regional basis. This paper covers the history of soil remineralization and most recent projects, conferences, studies and policy making around the world. Soil Remineralization will create abundance in an era of diminishing resources and shift us away from fossil fuels.