Preventing the release of CO2 to the atmosphere will not be enough to meet climate targets. Active removal using negative emissions technologies (NETs) will be essential. We study the potential of the most promising NET: coastal enhanced silicate weathering.
The potential of enhanced silicate weathering in coastal environments is being investigated within an interdisciplinary Belgian-funded project involving three research institutions and three commercial partners.
Our unique mesocosm facility in Ostend, Belgium enables close tracking of silicate dissolution dynamics in a natural setting, while offering the possibility to test different application scenarios.
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Coastal Carbon is a research project, focusing on coastal enhanced silicate weathering (ESW), a negative emissions technology (NET) that uses the natural process of silicate weathering for the removal of CO2 from the atmosphere.