the potential for

CO₂ drawdown

in coastal environments

The Challenge

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.

Our Project

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.

Research Facility

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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New publication in Chemical Geology from ⁦@AmandaStubbss⁩ We examined carbon verification tools for #enhancedweathering applications and their potential pitfalls. For example, radiogenic carbon may lead to erroneous results due to CO2 exchange.

All great things come to an end, the #deheat expedition officially ended in Reykjavik with a final debrief.
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Meet the #sulfur guild at the #ISMSM conference dinner.🧐

Yes, also #sulfur #researchers love delicious food by chef @seppe_nobels in good company in the historical setting of the Rubens House in #Antwerp.

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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.

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