Enhanced weathering (EW) is increasingly proposed as a promising negative emission
technology that sequesters atmospheric carbon dioxide without substantially changing
established agricultural practices. Current estimates suggest enhanced weathering
could remove 0.5-4 GtCO2 yr-1 globally by the end of this century (Smith et al., 2015) which equates to a substantial fraction of global anthropogenic emissions (49 GtCO2eq yr-1; IPCC, 2014). However, these estimates are based on limited experimental
assessment of the complexities of the soil environment which inhibit alkalinity release, and existing pot and core ...