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March 16, 2021

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Project Vesta

Project Vesta announces $1.6M grant from Additional Ventures

Project Vesta is excited to announce that Additional Ventures has made a grant of $1.6M in December of 2020, supporting our mission to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This generous donation will accelerate our progress in advancing the science of coastal enhanced weathering (CEW). “We need to fund solutions which have massive potential,” said Mike Schroepfer of Additional Ventures. “We are impressed by the potential scale of CEW to accelerate a natural carbon removal process.”

Project Vesta is currently engaged in Phase 1 of its scientific research roadmap, which involves laboratory and field studies designed to measure the ability of olivine sand to safely remove CO2 from the atmosphere when placed in coastal waters.

“This grant has given us the confidence to expand our scientific team and move forward with key experiments,” commented Tom Green, Executive Director of Project Vesta. “We now have multiple laboratory studies starting up, and an incredible  field team in place laying the groundwork for our first beach pilot.”

Project Vesta continues to raise funds to continue to complete its comprehensive scientific program, a rigorous and careful approach designed to understand if and how CEW can be safely scaled. The current outstanding fundraise need is for $17M.

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About Project Vesta:  Project Vesta is a non-profit working to galvanize the science of coastal enhanced weathering through accelerating one of  the earth's natural processes of carbon sequestration, the carbonate–silicate cycle. This works by spreading olivine sand in coastal areas, where it removes CO2 from the atmosphere. Project Vesta is bringing 30 years of science to be tested in the real world - harnessing the power of the ocean to permanently sequester carbon - at under $20 per ton at scale. 

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Vesta's hybrid structure enables philanthropic donations to fund open research in the field of Coastal Carbon Capture. For all large gift enquiries, PLEASE EMAIL OUR Development team