November 2020

26.11.2020

# New Publications

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Guo, Rui; et al. (2020): Global CO2 uptake of cement in 1930–2019

Guo, Rui; Wang, Jiaoyue; Bing, Longfei; Tong, Dan; Ciais, Philippe; Davis, Steven J. et al. (2020): Global CO2 uptake of cement in 1930–2019. In Earth System Science Data. DOI: 10.5194/essd-2020-275.

"We adopted a comprehensive analytical model to estimate the amount of CO2 that had been absorbed from 1930 to 2019 in four types of cement materials including concrete, mortar, construction waste and cement kiln dust (CKD). Besides, the process CO2 emission during the same period based on the same datasets was also estimated."

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26.11.2020

# Media

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Video: Carbon Engineering Ltd.: Goldman Sachs Carbonomics 2020 | Steve Oldham, CEO of Carbon Engineering

"Carbon Engineering CEO Steve Oldham speaks with Edward Emerson, Head of Global Commodities Trading, as part of the Goldman Sachs 2020 Carbonomics Conference."

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25.11.2020

# Political Papers

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Fajardy, M.; et al. (2020): The economics of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) deployment in a 1.5°C or 2°C world

Fajardy, M., J. Morris, A. Gurgel, H. Herzog, N. MacDowell, S. Paltsev (2020): The economics of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) deployment in a 1.5°C or 2°C world. Joint Program Report Series Report 345. (http://globalchange.mit.edu/publication/17489).

"Here we focus on quantifying the potential scale of BECCS and its impact on the economy, taking into account technology and economic considerations, but excluding sustainability and political aspects."

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25.11.2020

# New Publications

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Sekera, June; Lichtenberger, Andreas (2020): Assessing Carbon Capture: Public Policy, Science, and Societal Need

Sekera, June; Lichtenberger, Andreas (2020): Assessing Carbon Capture: Public Policy, Science, and Societal Need. In Biophys Econ Sust 5 (3), pp. 1–28. DOI: 10.1007/s41247-020-00080-5.

"Given the strong, if often unremarked, momentum of demands for public subsidy of these commercial methods, on what cogent bases can elected leaders make decisions that, first and foremost, meet societal needs? To address this question, we reviewed the scientific and technical literature on CDR, focusing on two methods that have gained most legislative traction: point-source capture and direct air capture–which together we term “industrial carbon removal” (ICR), in contrast to biological methods."

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25.11.2020

# New Publications

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Honegger, Matthias; et al. (2020): Potential implications of carbon dioxide removal for the sustainable development goals

Honegger, Matthias; Michaelowa, Axel; Roy, Joyashree (2020): Potential implications of carbon dioxide removal for the sustainable development goals. In Climate Policy, pp. 1–21. DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2020.1843388.

"This review synthesizes the best available understandings of potential implications of CDR options aiming to complement emissions reductions. It seeks to identify effects on and interctions between specific social, environmental, and policy environments, in which various CDR options could be pursued. "

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25.11.2020

# Calls & events

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Call for Applications: Harvard Fellowship Program: 2021 SGRP Fellows

Deadline: 29. January 2021

"Harvard’s Solar Geoengineering Research Program (SGRP) invites applications for post-doctoral and pre-doctoral fellowships, under the direct supervision of Harvard faculty."

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25.11.2020

# Media

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Phys.org: Dimming Sun's rays could ease climate impacts in Africa

"Dialling down the Sun's heat a notch by injecting billions of shiny sulphur dioxide particles into the stratosphere could curtail devastating drought across parts of Africa, new peer-reviewed research has reported."

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23.11.2020

# Calls & events

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Newsletter of Week 48 of 2020

The newsletter of calendar week 48 of 2020 is now available here.


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23.11.2020

# New Publications

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Bellamy, Rob; et al. (2021): Incentivising bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) responsibly: Comparing stakeholder policy preferences in the United Kingdom and Sweden

Bellamy, Rob; Fridahl, Mathias; Lezaun, Javier; Palmer, James; Rodriguez, Emily; Lefvert, Adrian et al. (2021): Incentivising bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) responsibly: Comparing stakeholder policy preferences in the United Kingdom and Sweden. In Environmental Science & Policy 116, pp. 47–55. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2020.09.022.

"In this paper, we contend that BECCS must be incentivised responsibly, through policy-making processes which account for diverse and geographically varying societal values and interests. More specifically, we make the case for responsible incentivisation by undertaking a comparative analysis of stakeholder attitudes to four idealised policy scenarios for BECCS, including representatives of government, business, nongovernmental and academic communities, in the UK and Sweden."

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23.11.2020

# Projects

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EC INEA: H2020 energy project signs climate change agreements

"Following tests and demonstrations of the ongoing CarbFix2 EU-funded INEA project, CarbFix and Climeworks have recently signed ground breaking agreements against climate change with ON Power, laying the foundation for a new plant which will significantly scale-up carbon removal and storage in Iceland."

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