June 2021

29.06.2021

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Environmental Health News: Reader response: Opponents of geoengineering misunderstand humanity’s choices

""Without some kind of prompt geoengineering action, climate change will accelerate the damage we are already seeing.""

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29.06.2021

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The Conversation: Solar geoengineering could limit global warming, but Canada should study risks and benefits first

"Canadian climate policy has yet to address solar geoengineering, but the government acknowledges the need to understand the implications of these hypothesized technologies."

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29.06.2021

# New Publications

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Patrizio, Piera; et al. (2021): CO2 mitigation or removal, the optimal uses of biomass in energy systems decarbonization

Patrizio, Piera; Fajardy, Mathilde; Bui, Mai; Dowell, Niall Mac (2021): CO2 mitigation or removal, the optimal uses of biomass in energy systems decarbonization. In iScience, p. 102765. DOI: 10.1016/j.isci.2021.102765.

"Here, we quantify the mitigation and removal potential of key bio-based CO2 removal pathways for the transport, power, construction and iron and steel sectors in Europe."

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29.06.2021

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Lozano, E. M.; et al. (2021): Techno-economic evaluation of carbon capture via physical absorption from HTL gas phase derived from woody biomass and sewage sludge

Lozano, E. M.; Petersen, S. B.; Paulsen, M. M.; Rosendahl, L. A.; Pedersen, T. H. (2021): Techno-economic evaluation of carbon capture via physical absorption from HTL gas phase derived from woody biomass and sewage sludge. In Energy Conversion and Management: X 11, p. 100089. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecmx.2021.100089.

"In this paper, we perform carbon capture modeling based on state-of-art experimental data on HTL of waste lignocellulosic and urban biomasses by means of physical absorption via the Selexol™ process."

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29.06.2021

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Deng, Yanhao; et al. (2021): A comparative review of performance of nanomaterials for Direct Air Capture

Deng, Yanhao; Li, Jia; Miao, Yihe; Izikowitz, David (2021): A comparative review of performance of nanomaterials for Direct Air Capture. In Energy Reports 7, pp. 3506–3516. DOI: 10.1016/j.egyr.2021.06.002.

"This review found that while nanofibers offer effective CO2 uptake under low pressure, they offer poor structural stability – a shortcoming overcome by the diverse structural flexibility found in nanocomposite materials and their comparatively affordable fabrication costs."

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28.06.2021

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Newsletter of Week 26 of 2021

The newsletter of calendar week 26 of 2021 is now available here.


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28.06.2021

# Media

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Bloomberg Green: Fear of Geoengineering Is Really Anxiety About Cutting Carbon

"Research into unproven technofixes isn’t a replacement for eliminating emissions, even if the debate over geoengineering is stuck on that concern."

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28.06.2021

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García-Freites, Samira; et al. (2021): The greenhouse gas removal potential of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) to support the UK's net-zero emission target

García-Freites, Samira; Gough, Clair; Röder, Mirjam (2021): The greenhouse gas removal potential of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) to support the UK's net-zero emission target. In Biomass and Bioenergy 151, p. 106164. DOI: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2021.106164.

"This research used process modelling and lifecycle assessment to identify the GGR potential of three BECCS supply chains."

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28.06.2021

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Barzagli, Francesco; Mani, Fabrizio (2021): Direct CO2 air capture with aqueous 2-(ethylamino)ethanol and 2-(2-aminoethoxy)ethanol

Barzagli, Francesco; Mani, Fabrizio (2021): Direct CO2 air capture with aqueous 2-(ethylamino)ethanol and 2-(2-aminoethoxy)ethanol: 13C NMR speciation of the absorbed solutions and study of the sorbent regeneration improved by a transition metal oxide catalyst. In Inorganica Chimica Acta 518, p. 120256. DOI: 10.1016/j.ica.2021.120256.

"The removal of CO2 from the atmosphere (DAC technology) has been accomplished at room temperature and pressure with aqueous solutions of 2-(ethylamino)ethanol (EMEA) and 2-(2-aminoethoxy)ethanol (DGA)."

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28.06.2021

# New Publications

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Iyer, Gokul; et al. (2021): The role of carbon dioxide removal in net-zero emissions pledges

Iyer, Gokul; Clarke, Leon; Edmonds, Jae; Fawcett, Allen; Fuhrman, Jay; McJeon, Haewon; Waldhoff, Stephanie (2021): The role of carbon dioxide removal in net-zero emissions pledges. In Energy and Climate Change 2, p. 100043. DOI: 10.1016/j.egycc.2021.100043.

"This perspective highlights three issues. First, the scale of CDR deployment will determine the level of emission mitigation in the energy system and vice versa. Second, CDR will interact with societal priorities beyond climate. Finally, the location of CDR could have implications for the country-level pledges, and emissions trading."

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