Carbon Mineralisation

We remove atmospheric carbon dioxide through the mineralization of carbonate ions in the ocean.

Janik Slob
TU Delft
Strategic Product Design

Over het initiatief / About the initiative

Carbon Mineralisation

In welke fase zit jouw initiatief? / In what stage is your initiative?


Heb je jouw initiatief al gevalideerd? / Did you validate your initiative?


Meer informatie over jouw initiatief / More info about your initiative

Our initiative allows for investors to profit from the rising value of negative carbon tokens, which represent the carbon dioxide we remove from the atmosphere. We speed up the natural carbon sequestration cycle in the ocean using minerals that restore the chemical composition of the ocean to pre-industrial values. This increases the oceans natural capacity to absorb carbon dioxide from the air.

Wat is er anders/nieuw aan jouw idee/oplossing t.o.v. bestaande oplossingen? / What is different/new about your idea/solution compared to existing solutions??

Our solution creates a financial initiative for investors to choose carbon removal as a way to increase their capital. It allows for people to diversify their assets into the increasing need for carbon removal in the future, by investing now and selling over time. The removed carbon will present itself as a sort of currency that is transferred between parties. The method of removal is also validated to be the cheapest and it proposes minimal risk to the environment as it is a natural process.

Wat zijn jouw volgende stappen om het verder te ontwikkelen? / What are your next steps to develop the initiative?

We will continue to gather funds in order to perform tests and plan a pilot. Continue our contact with shipping companies for the distribution of the minerals. We will continue to maintain our contact with scientists and experts of this method. Mapping the impact of releasing the minerals in the ocean, and testing it’s effects on ecosystems. Validating the market interest in investing in negative carbon tokens and validating it’s increasing value over time. Getting policy making parties to recognize our carbon removal method as valid, so that the tokens will actually represent negative emissions.

Wat heb je nodig om (nog meer) impact te maken met dit initiatief? / What do you need to make (more) impact with this initiative?

Reaching enthusiastic people that also have the urge to make an impact on carbon removal and restoring the earth to it’s pre industrial state. Additionally we need validation of public interest in our concept which will communicate the opportunities it brings. We need help with managing our time and resources efficiently, as well as maintaining and increasing this great network of entrepreneurs, engineers, chemists, companies and moneybags we have build over the past (almost a) year.