31.05.2019

# New Publications

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Busch, J.; et al. (2019): Potential for low-cost carbon dioxide removal through tropical reforestation

Busch, J.; Engelmann, J.; Cook-Patton, S.; Griscom, B.; Kroeger, T.; Possingham, H.; Shyamsundar, P. (2019): Potential for low-cost carbon dioxide removal through tropical reforestation. In: Nature Climate change 9 (6), S. 463–466. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-019-0485-x.

"Achieving the 1.5–2.0 °C temperature targets of the Paris climate agreement requires not only reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) but also increasing removals of GHGs from the atmosphere. Reforestation is a potentially large-scale method for removing CO2 and storing it in the biomass and soils of ecosystems, yet its cost per tonne remains uncertain. Here, we produce spatially disaggregated marginal abatement cost curves for tropical reforestation by simulating the effects of payments for increased CO2 removals on land-cover change in 90 countries."

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31.05.2019

# Media

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Green Biz: The case for investing in direct air capture just got clearer

"The idea of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as a method of combating climate change is nothing new. For the past 20 years, climate experts have included this strategy in their models showing theoretical pathways for avoiding catastrophic climate change — all of that data has been calculated based on the ability of plants to capture and store carbon in their biomass."

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31.05.2019

# New Publications

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Yu, S.; et al. (2019): Plasmonic photosynthesis of C1–C3 hydrocarbons from carbon dioxide assisted by an ionic liquid

Yu, S.; Jain, P. (2019): Plasmonic photosynthesis of C1–C3 hydrocarbons from carbon dioxide assisted by an ionic liquid. In: Nat Comms 10 (1), S. 2022. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-10084-5.

"Photochemical conversion of CO2 into fuels has promise as a strategy for storage of intermittent solar energy in the form of chemical bonds. [...] Here we demonstrate a strategy for green-light-driven synthesis of C1–C3 hydrocarbons from CO2 and H2O. In this approach, plasmonic excitation of Au nanoparticles produces a charge-rich environment at the nanoparticle/solution interface conducive for CO2 activation, while an ionic liquid stabilizes charged intermediates formed at this interface, facilitating multi-step reduction and C–C coupling."

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31.05.2019

# Media

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Wiener Zeitung: Endangered future (German)

German article on CE

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31.05.2019

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Der Tagesspiegel: Can carbon dioxide be stored in the North Sea? (German)

German article on CE

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31.05.2019

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Spiegel Online: Scientists assess CO2 deposits in the North Sea as safe (German)

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31.05.2019

# New Publications

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Vielstädte, L.; et al. (2019): Footprint and detectability of a well leaking CO2 in the Central North Sea. Implications from a field experiment and numerical modelling

Vielstädte, L.; Linke, P.; Schmidt, M.; Sommer, S.; Haeckel, M.; Braack, M.; Wallmann, K. (2019): Footprint and detectability of a well leaking CO2 in the Central North Sea. Implications from a field experiment and numerical modelling. In: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 84, S. 190–203. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2019.03.012.

"Existing wells pose a risk for the loss of carbon dioxide (CO2) from storage sites, which might compromise the suitability of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) and carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies as climate change mitigation options. Here, we show results of a controlled CO2 release experiment at the Sleipner CO2 storage site and numerical simulations that evaluate the detectability and environmental consequences of a well leaking CO2 into the Central North Sea (CNS)."

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28.05.2019

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Amazing Newspaper: Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Market Detailed Analytical Overview by 2025

"Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is a process wherein up to 90% of carbon dioxide emissions produced as a result of combustion of fossil fuels, are captured. Thus, preventing them from entering the atmosphere. The process comprises three steps, first step involves capturing the carbon dioxide which is emitted, second step involves transportation of the captured carbon dioxide and the third step involves its secure storage."

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28.05.2019

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CBC: How effective is carbon capture technology?

"Carbon capture and storage (CCS) works by catching CO2 produced by large industry (think steel factories or oil refineries) before it goes into the atmosphere, transporting it and then using high pressure to funnel it deep into the ground."

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28.05.2019

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The Times: Energy giants plan carbon capture hub in Humber region

"Britain could have the world’s first “carbon-negative” power station by the mid-2020s under plans by a trio of energy companies to capture carbon emissions in the Humber region."

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