February 2020

20.02.2020

# Calls & events

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Call for participation: Webinar: ICRLP: Governance of Marine Geoengineering

02. March 2020, online

"In this webinar, Kerryn Brent, University of Tasmania; Wil Burns, Co-Director of the Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy; and Jeffrey McGee, University of Tasmania will discuss the potential role of marine climate geoengineering approaches such as ocean alkalinity enhancement and "blue carbon." Focusing on the governance of marine geoengineering research and deployment, along with potential risks of this approach, this webinar come on the heels of CIGI's Special Report on the topic authored by Brent, Burns, and McGee."

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20.02.2020

# Media

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Bloomberg: A Guide to Spending Bezos’s New Climate War Chest

"Jeff Bezos just announced he will commit $10 billion to fight climate change. That’s both a lot, and not much at all."

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17.02.2020

# Calls & events

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Newsletter of Week 08 of 2020

The newsletter of calendar week 08 of 2020 is now available here.


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17.02.2020

# Media

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Wisconsin State Journal: Ask the Weather Guys: What is geoengineering?

"Geoengineering -- literally "Earth-engineering" -- is a term that describes how people could intervene in Earth’s functions to slow down or reverse the effects of climate change."

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17.02.2020

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CBC: 'Tangled ball of issues': Why geoengineering our climate raises serious ethical, scientific challenges

"Some believe solar radiation management could stop the world from catastrophic warming"

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17.02.2020

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Blog: Red Cross Climate Centre: Geoengineering – there may be trouble ahead

"What would happen if someone had the option to spray ‘magic dust’ in the atmosphere to bring down the global temperature, but with potentially dangerous consequences?"

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17.02.2020

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The Sydney Morning Herald: Space mirrors, fake volcanoes: the radical plans to fix the climate

"The world’s top scientists are now scoping drastic measures to halt the climate crisis, from planting a trillion trees to building giant sun shades for Earth. Would they work? Or are they out of the question?"

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17.02.2020

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Das Erste: Cooling the planet with petty cash? (German)

Upcoming German language TV program on CE. (Monday, 17 February 2020, 7:45pm @ Das Erste)

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17.02.2020

# New Publications

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Wilson, Sean M. Wynn, and F. Handan Tezel (2020): Direct Dry Air Capture of CO2 Using VTSA with Faujasite Zeolites

Wilson, Sean M. Wynn, and F. Handan Tezel (2020): Direct Dry Air Capture of CO2 Using VTSA with Faujasite Zeolites. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.iecr.9b04803.

‌"In the process studied, a basic four step TVSA cycle comprising the following steps: pressurization with feed, adsorption, blowdown, and desorption was investigated first. Four different regeneration temperatures were tested along with four different gas space velocities."

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17.02.2020

# New Publications

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Sen, Raktim, et al. (2020): Hydroxide Based Integrated CO2 Capture from Air and Conversion to Methanol

Sen, Raktim, Alain Goeppert, Sayan Kar, and G.K. Surya Prakash (2020): Hydroxide Based Integrated CO2 Capture from Air and Conversion to Methanol. Journal of the American Chemical Society. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jacs.9b12711.

‌"We postulate that the high capture efficiency and stability of hydroxide bases make them superior to existing amine-based routes for direct air capture and conversion to methanol in a scalable process."

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