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Cultivating infertile soil

Research on glacial rock flour in Greenland

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded a grant to the Natural History Museum of the University of Copenhagen for a research project on glacial rock flour in Greenland.

The purpose of the project is to investigate whether glacial rock flour can be used as a soil improver. More specifically, the project will examine whether glacial rock flour can be used to revitalize tropical and subtropical soil and thereby contribute to solving humanitarian and environmental problems resulting from infertile soil. The aim is to enable the use of this new knowledge to promote a connection between commercial and social development in Greenland and solving major global challenges.

The grant has been allocated to Minik Rosing, a researcher at the University of Copenhagen who will carry out the project over a three-year period.