15 results for tag: enhanced rock weathering


ERW24: Enhanced Rock Weathering Conference

Time & Location Conference Title: ERW24: Enhanced Rock Weathering Conference Host Organizations: Yale University Date: Apr 26 – Apr 27, 2024 Location: Yale University, Friday: Kline Geology Laboratory 210 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511. Saturday: Marsh Lecture Hall Gibbs Lab, 260 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511 Conference Description: “Join us at ERW24, the second annual Enhanced Rock Weathering Conference, held at Yale University. This conference aims to bring together experts in the field to discuss topics such as commercialization, cost, implementation, and new scientific advancements in rock weathering.” Special ...

In Flux: Former UK Army Officer Leads Revolutionary Rock-Weathering Company In Kenya

Flux is collaborating with UNCCD (United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification) and consulting with Remineralize the Earth on a mineral-rock trial with 50 smallholder Western Kenyan farmers.

Rock Dust Is Effective to Fight Climate Change, University of Illinois Energy Farm Finds

A new field study led by University of Illinois researcher Ilsa Kantola demonstrates how we can use rock dust weathering to greatly enhance carbon dioxide removal from the atmosphere.

Revolutionary Carbon Capture Method Integrated into Wastewater Treatment Plants

Joachim Katchinoff and Kevin Vu of Crew Carbon In episode #80 of Open Air’s video series, “This is CDR”, featured Joachim Katchinoff and Kevin Vu from Crew Carbon. This company approaches carbon removal through enhanced weathering in wastewater facilities. Crew Carbon's approach combines nature-based solutions with engineered processes to enhance carbon dioxide removal (CDR) and help combat climate change. Enhanced weathering is the process of accelerating the natural weathering reactions that remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere by exposing rocks to CO2-rich compounds. This process dissolves the rocks and converts CO2 into a ...

InPlanet Takes On Climate Change and Advances Sustainable Farming with Local Soil Remineralizers

Is it possible to fight climate change while simultaneously supporting regenerative farming practices? The company InPlanet is showing that the answer is yes. 

A Breakthrough in Verifying Carbon Dioxide Removal by Rock Dust Weathering

For over a billion years, rock weathering has played a central role in regulating Earth's climate. So what’s behind the rock-climate connection? It turns out...

Call for Enhanced Weathering Projects for Google’s 2023 Carbon Removal Research Awards

Deadline for applications is April 28, 2023. Apply through their website. Diagram of the enhanced weathering process. In 2020, Google announced its goal to achieve net zero emissions by 2030. Google plans to achieve this target through reducing direct and indirect emissions (scope 1, 2, and 3) by 50% and investing in carbon removal technologies to offset any remaining emissions. As a way to propel technology-based carbon removal solutions forward and meet their own sustainability goals, Google has announced it is accepting proposals for its 2023 Google Carbon Removal Research Awards. Recognizing the need for further research into carbon ...

UNDO Matters: UK carbon removal company taking remineralization mainstream

The story of UNDO Carbon Removal began as the story of the Future Forest Company, says Jim Mann, cofounder and chief executive officer of both, with the former using enhanced weathering and the latter taking the reforestation route to ecological restoration in the United Kingdom. And so, UNDO spun out from Future Forest in mid-2022. Jim Mann, cofounder and CEO of UNDO “We were trying to move quickly with in-house rock weathering, trying to scale fast. Reforestation and ecological restoration are relatively slow processes. You might spend a year planning and then two years getting the appropriate permissions and signoffs from government ...

Puro.earth and Nasdaq in Partnership Propel a Green Economy Forward

A seminal breakthrough in the global carbon removal market came when Nasdaq  acquired a majority stake of Puro.earth in June 2021. This partnership between Puro.earth, described as “the world’s leading carbon crediting platform for engineered carbon removal,” and Nasdaq, a global electronic stock exchange, represents a huge opportunity to scale the marketplace as more companies look to offset their emissions.  Puro.earth and their innovative CORCs Antti Vihavainen took the first steps toward creating Puro.earth in a pitch to Scandinavian clean energy company Fortum. His goal was to create a business model to incentivize ...

Crash Course on Enhanced Rock Weathering for Carbon Removal

Rock dust delivered to agricultural fields for a terrestrial enhanced weathering field trial (photo courtesy of Lithos). Click photos to enlarge. Melting iceberg, Greenland (credits: NASA/Saskia Madlener). According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), without significant cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, the global temperature will increase by 3 to 4 degrees Celsius by the year 2100. This could have catastrophic consequences for human society. We are already living with the effects of the 1.1-degree increase that has occurred since the industrial revolution began around 1760. Major heat waves, wildfires, floods, and ...