Special Issue "Clean Solutions for the Bio-Geological Storage of CO2"

A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Mineralogy and Biogeochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 March 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Eric Verrecchia
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Guest Editor
Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics, Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment, Bât. Geopolis, Université de Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Interests: soil science; biogeochemistry; biomineralization; carbon cycle; calcium cycle; soil organic matter; calcrete; semiarid and arid environments; Africa; cenozoic

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is obvious today that technology will not be sufficient to combat the negative impacts of climate change if we fail to sufficiently mitigate them. Aside from costly carbon capture and sequestration, it is necessary to develop low cost, low technological, large scale and efficient approaches for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Some of these approaches have already been proven theoretically to be effective in trapping significant amounts of carbon for millennia, such as soil organic matter or silicate weathering. However, many questions are still pending regarding their potential large-scale implementation, the evaluation of their feedback on the Earth’s climate, as well as their optimization in function of local conditions, either environmental or related to policies. This Special Issue will focus on recent advances in such negative emission approaches with particular emphasis on the management of terrestrial environments, silicate and carbonate weathering and their coupling with the carbon cycle, and the role of soils through organic matter dynamics.

Prof. Dr. Eric Verrecchia
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Minerals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • carbon sequestration
  • terrestrial carbon cycle
  • silicate weathering
  • carbonate weathering
  • soil organic matter
  • biochar
  • afforestation and reforestation
  • land management

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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