Gao et al. (2023): Enhanced Silicate Rock Weathering—A New Path of “Carbon Neutrality”

Weibin Gao, Yang Chen, Haoxian Wang IN: Advances in Earth Science 38 (2), pp. 137-150; doi: 10.11867/j.issn.1001-8166.2022.093

The calculation results show that China can remove 0.13~0.80 Gt CO2 through ERW annually, which is conducive to the realization of the “carbon neutrality” goal. Combining the progress of domestic and international research, the main application effects and influencing factors of ERW are summarized, the potential of ERW application in China is analyzed, and the main issues facing ERW application in China are discussed from five aspects: technology, economy, safety, society, and policy. In view of the focus and shortcomings of the current research, the calculation of ERW carbon sequestration, potential hazards of application, and other key concerns and challenges are presented.