Ever heard of diamonds made out of the sky? Well, now you have got!
Environmentalist Dale Vince – founding father of inexperienced vitality agency Ecotricity and chairman of Forest Green Rovers football club – has developed eco-friendly diamonds by sucking carbon out of the air.
They’re referred to as Sky Diamonds and had been made in Stroud, Gloucestershire.
The course of makes use of a sky mining facility to tug carbon out of the environment, with wind and solar offering the vitality. The course of additionally reuses collected rain water.
The firm says the method is a method to problem conventional diamond mining, which causes harm to the planet.
It took the staff greater than 5 years to get the method proper, guaranteeing they’re bodily and chemically similar to Earth-mined diamonds.
The diamonds – licensed by the International Gemological Institute – take a few weeks to be made.
“The total ingredient record comes from the sky and it isn’t simply low or zero carbon, it is truly unfavourable carbon in that respect, as a result of we’re locking up atmospheric carbon into a really everlasting type of carbon: the diamond,” Mr Vince mentioned.
He went on to say: “We not must dig these huge holes within the floor – they’re seen from area, a few of them. We do not want to try this to get diamonds, we will simply make them from the sky.
“We see this as 21st century expertise, the precise type of factor we must be doing to combat the local weather and different sustainability crises, but additionally allow us to hold on residing the best way that we’re used to residing and wish to dwell,” he added.