The QT

Thursday 16 May 2024

Prize could spread volcanic dust worldwide

Since The QT revealed how scientists at Newcastle University had proven volcanic ash could boost agriculture and help solve the climate crisis, interest has soared. Graeme Anderson reports on how the process could go global after being shortlisted for a $50m prize
  • Company behind the volcanic dust process, UNDO, one of 20 finalists.Winner announced in April 2025
  • Success would help speed up global application of carbon capture scheme
  • UNDO’s ambition is to remove over a billion tonnes of atmospheric CO₂ in accessible, affordable and nature-friendly ways


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