Dr Martin Van Den Berghe | Combatting Climate Change with Microbe-Enhanced Rock Weathering

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In the fight against climate change, carbon capture and storage technologies are widely seen as a critical tool in avoiding the worst effects of global warming. The problem is being approached from many different angles, but many proposed solutions have a long way to go before they can have any meaningful impact on the health of Earth’s climate. According to Dr Martin Van Den Berghe at Cytochrome Technologies, one of the most promising approaches to carbon capture could be to enhance a chemical mechanism that has naturally shaped Earth’s geology for billions of years. Read More

Original Article Reference

Summary of the papers ‘Bacterial use of siderophores increases olivine dissolution rates by nearly an order of magnitude’, in Geochemical Perspectives Letters, doi.org/10.7185/geochemlet.2315; and ‘Silicate minerals as a direct source of limiting nutrients: Siderophore synthesis and uptake promote ferric iron bioavailability from olivine and microbial growth’, in Geobiology, doi.org/10.1111/gbi.12457

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