Jörg Hermann suggests that as the process of serpentinization leads to clean energy generation, metal separation and carbon sequestration, it could serve as a natural analogue for a sequential economy.
This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution
Access Nature and 54 other Nature Portfolio journals
Get Nature+, our best-value online-access subscription
$29.99 per month
cancel any time
Subscribe to this journal
Receive 12 print issues and online access
$259.00 per year
only $21.58 per issue
Rent or buy this article
Get just this article for as long as you need it
Prices may be subject to local taxes which are calculated during checkout
Scambelluri, M., Müntener, O., Hermann, J., Piccardo, G. B. & Trommsdorff, V. Geology 23, 459–462 (1995).
Ulmer, P. & Trommsdorff, V. Science 268, 858–861 (1995).
Beinlich, A., Plümper, O., Hövelmann, J., Austrheim, H. & Jamtveit, B. Terra Nova 24, 446–455 (2012).
Russell, M. J., Hall, A. J. & Martin, W. Geobiology 8, 355–371 (2010).
The author declares no competing interests.
Rights and permissions
About this article
Cite this article
Hermann, J. Cycles of serpentines. Nat. Geosci. 15, 865 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-022-01063-5