01.11.2020

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Podcast: Reviewer 2 does geoengineering: Kyle Manley discusses modelling Olivine weathering to sequester carbon in a volcanic coastal environment

"Kyle's brilliant paper is: Kyle Manley, T. Salles and R. D. Müller (2020) ‘Modeling the Dynamic Landscape Evolution of a Volcanic Coastal Environment Under Future Climate Trajectories’."

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15.10.2020

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Manley, Kyle; et al. (2020): Modeling the Dynamic Landscape Evolution of a Volcanic Coastal Environment Under Future Climate Trajectories

Manley, Kyle; Salles, T.; Müller, R. D. (2020): Modeling the Dynamic Landscape Evolution of a Volcanic Coastal Environment Under Future Climate Trajectories. In Front. Earth Sci. 8, p. 437. DOI: 10.3389/feart.2020.550312.

"Olivine weathering is a natural process that sequesters carbon out of the atmosphere, but is now being proposed as a strategy that can be artificially implemented to assist in the mitigation of anthropogenic carbon emissions. We use the landscape evolution model Badlands to identify a region (Tweed Caldera catchment in Eastern Australia) that has the potential for naturally enhanced supply of mafic sediments, known to be a carbon sink, into coastal environments."

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29.06.2020

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MIT Technology Review: How green sand could capture billions of tons of carbon dioxide

"Scientists are taking a harder look at using carbon-capturing rocks to counteract climate change, but lots of uncertainties remain."

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02.06.2020

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Fast Company: Ever been to a green sand beach? The newest geohack to fight climate change

"Project Vesta is conducting an experiment by spreading a green mineral on beaches, where its interaction with the waves will pull carbon from the air."

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13.02.2020

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MSN: Could putting pebbles on beaches help solve climate change?

"Eric Matzner, who co-founded the nonprofit Project Vesta this year, intends to mine tons of a soft, crumbly green volcanic stone called olivine, grind it into pebbles and spread it on shorelines, coves and beaches, where the wave action will weather it down like a river sculpts gravel."

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18.12.2019

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San Francisco Chronicle: Could putting pebbles on beaches help solve climate change?

"Eric Matzner, who co-founded the nonprofit Project Vesta this year, intends to mine tons of a soft, crumbly green volcanic stone called olivine, grind it into pebbles and spread it on shorelines, coves and beaches, where the wave action will weather it down like a river sculpts gravel."

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04.11.2019

# New Publications

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Wang, Jiajie; et al. (2018): Simultaneous H2 Production with Carbon Storage by Enhanced Olivine Weathering in Laboratory-scale: An Investigation of CO2 Effect

Wang, Jiajie; Nakamura, Kengo; Watanabe, Noriaki; Okamoto, Atsushi; Komai, Takeshi (2018): Simultaneous H2 Production with Carbon Storage by Enhanced Olivine Weathering in Laboratory-scale: An Investigation of CO2 Effect. In : The Second International Conference on Materials Chemistry and Environmental Protection. The Second International Conference on Materials Chemistry and Environmental Protection. Sanya, China, 23.11.2018 - 25.11.2018: SCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications, pp. 83–87.

"This study suggests simultaneous multiple energy productions and CO2 storage can be realized by olivine weathering process when using a CO2-rich hydrothermal condition."

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17.09.2019

# Projects

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Project: Green Sand

"Take carbon out of the atmosphere in a cost effective, sustainable way with greenSand CO2 Certificates."

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05.05.2019

# Projects

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Project: Project Vesta

"Project Vesta is a project to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and oceans by accelerating the weathering of a type of rock called olivine. When olivine interacts with water and the CO2 dissolved in it, a chemical reaction (called weathering) occurs that creates a bicarbonate solution that marine animals like corals use in their shells. The CO2 remains locked in that form and eventually settles as sediment or turns to limestone rock on the sea floor."

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03.09.2018

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Brunel University London: Engineering the climate could cost us the earth

"Capitalism is pouring billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere – driving climate change. Proposed solutions include reflecting the sun’s light away from earth and sucking the carbon out again – through geoengineering. But is this realistic, is it safe, is it just sleight of hand?"

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