This book gives you real and hands-on information about the reduction of carbon emission. With the use of olivine, you can acomplish so much. Both on a global scale and in your own house.
The worldwide emission of CO2 is an extremely and fast growing problem. The fact that nature is regulating the neutralization of this climate threatening gas for over billions of years is unknown to most people. The fact that olivine, the most present rock on Earth, is playing a crucial role in this proces is unknown as well. Emeritus professor in geology, Olaf Schuiling, is investigating the meaning of this philosopher’s stone, which is responsable for the preservation of life on Earth. Olivine binds CO2. Unfortunately the emission of this poisonous gas is growing so fast that nature needs some help. We can do that by increasing the availability of this revolutionary source. And, yes, we can, because the mining of this survival rock is simply and cheap. Professor Schuiling experimented a lot on a small scale and he discovered many practical applications in our environment and daily life. The green revolution is close at hand and everybody can contribute one’s mite at low costs. Apart from that: we need to convince the government to stop the CCS (Carbone Capture System) asap.
Introduction 7 Glossary 9 LET THE EARTH HELP US SAVE THE EARTH 12 NATURE OR TECHNIQUE 14 Olivine projects 28 OLIVINE APPLICATIONS 31 1. Agriculture 31 2. Forestry 41 3. Roads, bicycle lanes and hiking tracks 42 4. Buildings 44 5. Playing fields 46 6. Coastal defense 48 7. Suppression of poisonous dinoflagellates 55 8. Cultivating diatoms for the production of bio diesel 57 9. Mining 61 10. Mineral waters 69 11. Olivine as green fuel 72 12. Environmental applications with olivine 76 13. CO2-capture from natural CO2-emissions 78 14. Designing landscapes 81 15. Other applications 83 Reasons to stop CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) 88 Conclusion 89 Epilogue 90 Literature 92