Coastal enhanced silicate weathering
Investigating the potential for CO2 drawdown in coastal environments
Preventing the release of CO2 and other greenhouse gases to the atmosphere will not be enough to meet set climate targets (The Paris Agreement, UNFCCC). Active removal using negative emissions technologies (NETs) will be essential.
When silicate minerals are chemically weathered, a slow dissolution process is initiated. By artificially increasing the weathering rate of silicate minerals, “enhanced silicate weathering” aims to speed up the natural CO2 neutralization process.
The potential of enhanced silicate weathering in coastal environments (coastal ESW) is being investigated within an interdisciplinary Belgian-funded project involving three research institutions and three commercial partners.
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