December 2015

30.12.2015

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 52 of 2015 and Week 01 of 2016

The news review of calendar week 51 in 2015 and week 01 in 2016 is now available here.


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29.12.2015

# Projects

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Project: Blue Planet

"Blue Planet’s new biomimetic carbon capture and mineralization technology utilizes several patented scientific breakthoughs. Blue Planet uses it’s patented Liquid Condensed Phase (LCP™) Technology to convert CO2 into high-value CarbonMix™ building and highway materials. Blue Planet provides CO2 capture and sequestration, criteria pollutant removal, and water management services. We provide these services to emitters in the coal, gas, cement and refinery industries. Blue carbon is captured naturally by marine ecosystems to build coral reefs. Blue Planet uses a similar mineralization process to convert CO2 into carbon negative building materials."

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29.12.2015

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Project: Marin Carbon Project

"In response to the rapid pace of global climate change, the Marin Carbon Project (MCP) seeks to enhance carbon sequestration in rangeland, agricultural, and forest soils through applied research, demonstration and implementation. Our vision is for landowners and land managers of agricultural ecosystems to serve as stewards of soil health and to undertake carbon farming in a manner that can improve on-farm productivity and viability, enhance ecosystem functions, and stop and reverse climate change."

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29.12.2015

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Project: Skytree

"Skytree ® has developed a technology that offers a highly effective way to capture CO2 directly from the air around us. We can store and release and use this CO2 in countless products and applications we use every day. We are working on prototypes, products and pilots for the following markets."

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29.12.2015

# Media

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Geoengineering Monitor: Sign-on letter: No to 1.5°C with geoengineering!

Campaign by several NGOs. "No to 1.5°C with geoengineering! No to the lie of “GHG neutrality”!"

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29.12.2015

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Geoengineering Monitor: COP21’s climate technofix: spinning carbon into gold and the myth of ‘negative emissions’

"Paris has been awash with hype about ‘CO2 recycling’ and ‘carbon neutral’ or even ‘carbon negative’ technologies based on burning millions of trees, writes Rachel Smolker. But the alchemical notion that waste carbon can be spun into corporate gold is hitting serious reality checks. It’s time to ditch the fantasies and progress the real solutions: like caring for land, soils, forests and grasslands."

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28.12.2015

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The Center for Carbon Removal: 2015 Year in Review: Carbon Removal

"In 2015, it became clearer than ever that industry is going to take serious action over the coming decades to reduce CO2 emissions. But what if businesses could go beyond stopping CO2 emissions, and actually pull more CO2 out of the atmosphere than they emit into it? With carbon removal (aka “negative emissions”) solutions, that vision could one day become a reality. And while building “net-sequestration” companies will be a monumental task, 2015 has seen a number of encouraging signs about the potential for a carbon-removing economy of the future. Here’s a recap of the key milestones around carbon removal from the past year, and what it means for sustainable business in 2016 and beyond."

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26.12.2015

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[press review] Media responses to Charles Long on "Unintentional Geoengineering"

Media response to Chuck Long's presentation on "unintentional geoengineering" at the AGU Fall Meeting. (see read more)


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26.12.2015

# New Publications

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DeMott, Paul J.; et al. (2015): Sea spray aerosol as a unique source of ice nucleating particles

DeMott, Paul J.; Hill, Thomas C. J.; McCluskey, Christina S.; Prather, Kimberly A.; Collins, Douglas B.; Sullivan, Ryan C. et al. (2015): Sea spray aerosol as a unique source of ice nucleating particles. In PNAS. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1514034112.

"Ice nucleating particles (INPs) are vital for ice initiation in, and precipitation from, mixed-phase clouds. A source of INPs from oceans within sea spray aerosol (SSA) emissions has been suggested in previous studies but remained unconfirmed. Here, we show that INPs are emitted using real wave breaking in a laboratory flume to produce SSA."

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25.12.2015

# Media

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NZZ: The Selfmade Earth (German)

Swiss-German newspaper article on Anthropocene and CE.

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