• Work on this briefing will commence in March 2024, We will accept stakeholder contributions until April 2024.
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Enhanced weathering solutions remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and add inorganic carbon to soil. The enhanced weathering process seeks to accelerate the natural breakdown of silicate-rich rocks, such as basalt, into soil inorganic carbon by crushing materials, thereby increasing the surface area and rate of chemical reactions and applying to land surfaces. In the first trial of Enhanced Rock Weathering on upland grasslands, UKCEH applied 56 tonnes of finely ground basalt rock from quarries to three hectares of farmland in Plynlimon, Powys in May 2023 and are repeating this at the same time next year.

Work will commence w/c 4 March 2024. We will accept stakeholder contributions until 22 April 2024.

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