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CARBON REMOVAL
FOR FARMERS

Permanent CO2 removal at scale in Latin America 

About

Why we remove CO2

Reducing carbon emissions is not enough to prevent the worst consequences of climate change.

We need to remove from our atmosphere 1 billion tonnes of CO2 per year by 2030 and 10 billion tonnes per year by 2050.

Enhanced Rock Weathering can meaningfully contribute to meet these goals while improving the lives of low-income agricultural communities in Latin America.

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Our approach

Unleashing the power of nature

How we remove CO2

Enhanced rock weathering accelerates the natural process of silicate rocks to capture carbon. 

 

When fine volcanic rock dust is spread in croplands, it reacts with CO2 dissolved in rainwater and soil. This reaction creates carbonate minerals that flow through rivers into oceans where they are stored for tens of thousands of years. 

 

CO2 removal is measured  through thorough testing and analysis of the treated soil and porewater before and after the rock dust is applied.  

Application sites are monitored and tested to measure carbon removal empirically

Surplus material from silicate rock extraction and processing is procured

The rock dust is spread on agricultural land using existing equipment

High-quality verified carbon credits are issued

Scientific rigor

Permanent, verified removals

We use the best science available to quantify our removals and employ the highest MRV standards to ensure that each carbon credit represents a real ton of permanently removed CO2

 

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Impact beyond carbon removal

Uplifting farmers

Increased crop yields
 

Silicate rock dust regulates soil pH and provides a steady nutrient flow that can lead to higher crop yields.  It also decreases stress produced by droughts and creates plants that are more resilient to  pests.

Cost savings

Farming operations employing limestone to regulate soil pH can completely eliminate the procurement and application costs of this material.

Fertilizer efficiency

A balanced pH and micronutrients make fertilizer available for plants and significantly reduces leaching of Nitrogen and Phosphorus.

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