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Inside De Beers project to create carbon neutral mining within five years

De Beers has announced it is leading a research project that aims to make some of its mines carbon neutral within five years. The idea involves storing carbon through the mineralisation of kimberlite waste from the diamond extraction process. This could potentially offset up to ten times the emissions of a typical mine. Patrick Kingsland spoke to geologist and project lead, Dr Evelyn Mervine, about the initiative.

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