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Nature Has Shown Us How This Sand Can Help Save the Planet
Weathering is the Earth's Natural CO2 Removal Process
For billions of years, rain falling on volcanic rocks has slowly weathered them down before flowing to the ocean, where a reaction removes CO2 from the atmosphere. In this way, as part of the long-term carbon cycle, trillions of tonnes of CO2 has been stored in rocks under the sea.
Helping Accelerate Nature
We take the volcanic mineral olivine from below the surface directly to coastal areas to make green sand beaches. The power of wave action breaks down the rock, accelerating a reaction that removes harmful CO2 from the atmosphere/oceans.
Project Vesta’s approach dramatically accelerates Earth's natural longterm CO2 removal process. We make green-sand beaches with a highly abundant volcanic mineral, olivine. We acquire nearby olivine and transport it to beaches where wave action speeds up the carbon dioxide capture process, while also de-acidifying the ocean.
A green mineral that can help reverse climate change by naturally removing CO2.
Make a Green Sand Beach
Olivine is transported to nearby beaches and coastlines
Use the Motion of the Ocean
Natural wave energy does the rest, breaking down the olivine so it removes CO2
To the Sea Bed
CO2 is captured in the water and in limestone rocks at the bottom of the ocean
The Imperative For Carbon Dioxide Removal
The Time to Act is Now
In order to avoid climate catastrophe, we must limit global warming to “well below” 2°C (3.6°F). Society is now on track to overshoot our emissions target before 2030.
Cutting emissions will not – cannot – be enough. We must remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in massive quantities – tens of gigatonnes per year.
Project Vesta Announces Key Milestone In Pursuit of Gigatonne Scale CO2 Removal
On Earth Day 2020, Project Vesta announced that we have taken the first steps to go from the lab to the beach. We have selected a beach for our Phase Ia Safety Pilot Project and have commenced sampling.