Dan Maxbauer receives NSF grant to research sustainable agriculture

6 July 2022
Dan Maxbauer

Dan Maxbauer, Assistant Professor of Geology, has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant (#2208133) for his project “RUI: CAS-Climate: Carbon sequestration through enhanced weathering in agricultural soils with co-benefits to soil quality and crop yield.” Prof. Maxbauer’s three-year field trial tests carbon removal efficiency and co-benefits to crops and soils of annual applications of crushed silicate minerals. This collaboration with local farmers, and involving undergraduate researchers, will provide real-world constraints on enhanced weathering – an exciting carbon dioxide removal technology – and will be shared broadly with scientific and agricultural communities.