January 2021

25.01.2021

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Borgen Magazine: Drone Reforestation: How New Tech Is Rehabilitating Forests

"DroneSeed advertises carbon capture as the primary benefit of its technology. The company believes that the use of carbon credits (a form of negative emissions utilized by industry to meet regulatory requirements) could further enhance the economic argument for investment in drone reforestation."

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25.01.2021

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Treehugger: Canada Is About to Get Its First Carbon-Negative Brewery

"Karbon Brewing Co. hopes to quantify CO2 emissions and reverse them technologically."

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25.01.2021

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Blog post: Climateworks: CDR Attracts Attention and Accolades

"From the U.S. rejoining the Paris Agreement to the raise of $1B for investments in climate innovation, the momentum to turn climate pledges into action is accelerating."

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25.01.2021

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Bloomberg Green: Retired German Coal Plant to Get New Life as a Hydrogen Hub

"Vattenfall AB plans to turn the site of its recently shuttered Moorburg coal power plant in northern Germany into a hub for turning wind and solar power into hydrogen."

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25.01.2021

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MIT Technology Review: What Musk’s $100 million carbon capture prize could mean

"Tesla’s CEO is using a little of his growing wealth to accelerate progress on ways to prevent carbon dioxide pollution or pull it from the sky."

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25.01.2021

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BBC: How whales help cool the Earth

"The world's largest animals are unusually good at taking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere."

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25.01.2021

# Calls & events

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Call for Information: ARPA-E: RFI on CO2 Mineralization to Enhance the Extraction of Energy-Relevant and Commodity Minerals

Deadline: 18. February 2021

"The purpose of this RFI is to solicit input for a potential future ARPA-E research program focused on novel, potentially transformative technical opportunities and approaches to liberate minerals relevant to our energy infrastructure while concurrently mineralizing carbon dioxide."

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21.01.2021

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OpinioJuris: Geoengineering and the Use of Force

"It is now widely accepted that the climate change crisis is going to contribute to increasing levels of armed conflict among and within states in the coming decades. Less widely considered is the effect the crisis may have on the jus ad bellum regime."

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21.01.2021

# New Publications

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Amonette, James E.; et al. (2021): Integrated biochar research: A roadmap

Amonette, James E.; Blanco-Canqui, Humberto; Hassebrook, Chuck; Laird, David A.; Lal, Rattan; Lehmann, Johannes; Page-Dumroese, Deborah (2021): Integrated biochar research: A roadmap. In Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 76 (1), 24A-29A. DOI: 10.2489/jswc.2021.1115A.

"A scientific consensus is building that the drawdown of very large amounts (at least 1,000 Gt [1.1 × 1012 tn]) of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere will be needed to stabilize the earth’s climate system at a safe temperature (Hansen et al. 2008Cao and Caldeira 2010IPCC 20182019)."

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21.01.2021

# Projects

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Project: Reforestation Hub

"This map shows county-level estimates of the potential area of new forests (“area of opportunity” in units of acres) and how much carbon those areas could capture (in units of metric ton of carbon dioxide per year). We focused on finding lower cost and more feasible options for restoring forest cover, which included lands already in a natural land use, more marginal agricultural lands, or areas where trees have the potential to provide high additional co-benefits beyond carbon capture, such as flood mitigation or urban cooling."

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