Releasing divalent cations to sequester carbon on land and sea
InSIS is a partner in a new project that explores the potential of an idea to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as a way of addressing climate change and ocean acidification. The "Releasing divalent cations to sequester carbon on land and sea" project is a four-year project involving the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Cardiff and Southampton which will explore the concept of using waste materials from mining as a way of removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. InSIS's role in the project will be to examine the societal issues arising from this proposed approach to help determine to what extent it might be a scalable means of countering climate change.
The project is part of a wider programme jointly funded by the Natural Environment Research Council, the Economic & Social Research Council, the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to assess the feasibility of proposed methods to remove carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the air.