Vincent Kuyvenhoven

Department: Man and Well being

Since we are producing more greenhouse gases than nature can eliminate, the earth is heating up. Vincent Kuyvenhoven became intrigued by the phenomenon that serpentine stone holds and breaks down carbon dioxide. “By taking this stone out of the ground and exposing it to the atmosphere, we can help nature process the carbon,” says Kuyvenhoven. His Carbon dioxide digesters are applications with a double function. A roof tile for example, that catches CO2 from the air, or a poster with ‘serpentine ink’ that reveals an underlying message after a few rain showers. His illustrations book contains more ideas. For example for the tarmac roads of the world: replace the hazardous quartz sand with serpentine and exhaust fumes can be partially neutralised right on the spot.

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Photographs: René van der Hulst