A carbon-free future

Donna Schmidt examines how global miner De Beers is taking on an industry-transforming goal – carbon neutrality through mineral carbonation – and what’s ahead in its effort for ultimate sustainability

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Dr Evelyn Mervine and geologist Zandile Miya amongst some fine kimberlite tailings at De Beers’ Voorspoed mine in South Africa

Reducing carbon emissions as part of a greater goal of carbon neutrality is an idea that has gained much momentum as the industry continues to push for greater social and environmental responsibility.