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First global innovation award on natural carbon removal

Climate Cleanup and partners are awarding the Olaf Schuiling Prize, the first global innovation prize for natural carbon removal. You are invited to join the award ceremony on October 6th, 8 pm CEST online via Zoom or at the Tuinzaal at Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam The Netherlands. The Olaf Schuiling Award for special achievements innovating natural carbon removal is going to be handed over to the Belgian scientist Ruben Gerrits for his research on the influence of fungi on olivine weathering. His approach on ecosystem thinking was highly appreciated by the jury presided by olivine expert Pol Knops (Green Minerals).   The award is called the Olaf Schuiling Award, as a tribute to the Dutch scientist Olaf Schuiling for his groundbreaking research on olivine rock weathering. The ceremony on the 6th of October will be part of an evening full of news about olivine as a potentially scalable natural climate solution. Maria Elena Vorrath will share insights on her research with the Alfred Wegner Institute and the Carbon Drawdown initiative in Germany. Olivine pioneer and Project Vesta co-founder Eric Matzner will pay a tribute to Olaf Schuiling and share some news about experiments in the Climate Cleanup Solutions Lab in Prodock, Amsterdam. Family and friends of Olaf Schuiling will be joining this historical evening and share personal stories. This first global innovation award for carbon removal takes the form of a statuette of wood and olivine made by Fiction Factory in Amsterdam, as well as € 1500 for the laureate to spend on acceleration. Would you like to join online or  in Tolhuistuin, October 6th 8 pm CEST? Please email to sign up. PS this historical evening is preceded by an action meeting in Tolhuistuin (5 - 7 pm) of the Dutch Social Tipping Point Coalitie, join by emailing
Climate Cleanup | 26 Sep, 2021