New research project: Innovative carbon-sequestering fertilizers
We are proud to announce a new research partnership with the University of Guelph to evaluate the potential of Canadian Wollastonite to sequester carbon dioxide into Ontario soils. Applying wollastonite to agricultural soils shows strong potential as a shovel-ready solution to remove carbon from the atmosphere. Recent scientific studies suggest that when calcium silicate (wollastonite) is broken down in the soil releasing calcium, carbon dioxide can bind to the calcium to form calcium carbonate, a stable form of carbon in agricultural lands. An additional benefit of this reaction is the release of plant available silicon for plant uptake which has been shown to increase yields and crop tolerance to pests and disease. This research initiative will contribute to our understanding of the multiple environmental benefits Canadian wollastonite can provide. This project was made possible with the support of the Ontario ministry of research innovation and science Low Carbon Innovation Fund and the University of Guelph.