RockFACE, part of the Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation (LC3M), is our unique highly innovative enhanced rock weathering field trial using Free Air CO2 Enrichment technology (FACE).
Enhanced rock weathering (ERW) is the biogeochemical improvement of cropland soils with crushed basalt, an abundant natural silicate rock, for carbon sequestration and increased food and soil security. It involves the acceleration of silicate mineral dissolution that occurs when rock grains react with rainfall and CO2 in soil to sequester CO2.
The RockFACE trial is part of the Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation (LC3M), which investigates enhanced rock weathering with croplands as an use innovative strategy to actively remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere at the scale required to protect the planet. LC3M is a £10million Research Centre established in 2016, with field sites all over the world. Find out more about the rest of LC3M project here.