Madankan & Renforth (2023): An inventory of UK mineral resources suitable for enhanced rock weathering

Mohammad Madankan, Phil Renforth IN: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 130, 104010,

Evaluation of the available resources of these minerals and current production capacity is crucial for early-stage deployment of Enhanced Rock Weathering (ERW). A robust understanding of the potential limitations in exploiting these resources is also required to ensure the scalability of ERW. This paper provides a spatial inventory of basic silicate rock resources in the UK along with current production capacity and permitted reserves. The authors also integrate spatial data to assess the potential environmental and social impacts of current rock extraction.