University of Guelph Research Profile: Mineral Soil Carbon Sequestration with Wollastonite
This post features an ongoing research project with the University of Guelph focused on mineral carbon sequestration in agricultural soils. The results are exciting to say the least. We are helping to make a contribution towards the new science of turning carbon into rock, known as mineral carbon sequestration.
This research is showing that when wollastonite is mixed with soil, the calcium and carbon in the soil can form a rock like limestone.
An added bonus is that the silicon from wollastonite when applied to soils can benefit agricultural crops by improving stress tolerance.
Wollastonite + Soil = Carbon sequestration + Improved stress tolerance = A shovel ready climate change solution with a lot of potential
Canadian Wollastonite supports ongoing research at multiple institutions into may applications and benefits Wollastonite can provide industrial processes and especially agriculture.
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