02.03.2021

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Mateo, Diego; et al. (2021): Efficient Visible‐Light Driven Photothermal Conversion of CO 2 to Methane by Nickel Nanoparticles Supported on Barium Titanate

Mateo, Diego; Morlanes, Natalia; Maity, Partha; Shterk, Genrikh; Mohammed, Omar F.; Gascon, Jorge (2021): Efficient Visible‐Light Driven Photothermal Conversion of CO 2 to Methane by Nickel Nanoparticles Supported on Barium Titanate. In Adv. Funct. Mater. 31 (8), p. 2008244. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.202008244.

"Here, a new composite catalyst consisting of Ni nanoparticles supported on barium titanate that, under optimal reaction conditions, is able to hydrogenate CO2 to CH4 at nearly 100% selectivity with production rates as high as 103.7 mmol g–1 h–1 under both UV–visible and visible irradiation (production rate: 40.3 mmol g−1 h–1) is reported."

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02.03.2021

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Klement, Jonathan; et al. (2021): Supply Chain Driven Commercialisation of Bio Energy Carbon Capture and Storage

Klement, Jonathan; Rootzén, Johan; Normann, Fredrik; Johnsson, Filip (2021): Supply Chain Driven Commercialisation of Bio Energy Carbon Capture and Storage. In Front. Clim. 3. DOI: 10.3389/fclim.2021.615578.

"In this work, we assess a “value proposition” for low-carbon products in supply chains linked to the pulp and paper industry."

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02.03.2021

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Terlouw, Tom; et al. (2021): Life cycle assessment of carbon dioxide removal technologies: a critical review

Terlouw, Tom; Bauer, Christian; Rosa, Lorenzo; Mazzotti, Marco (2021): Life cycle assessment of carbon dioxide removal technologies: a critical review. In Energy & Environmental Science. DOI: 10.1039/D0EE03757E.

"We present a critical review on conducted Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) of a comprehensive set of CDR technologies: afforestation and reforestation, biochar, soil carbon sequestration, enhanced weathering, ocean fertilisation, bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, and direct air carbon capture and storage."

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01.03.2021

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Pellegrini, Adam F. A.; et al. (2021): Decadal changes in fire frequencies shift tree communities and functional traits

Pellegrini, Adam F. A.; Refsland, Tyler; Averill, Colin; Terrer, César; Staver, A. Carla; Brockway, Dale G. et al. (2021): Decadal changes in fire frequencies shift tree communities and functional traits. In Nat Ecol Evol, pp. 1–9. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-021-01401-7.

"Here, we address the overall effects of fire on tree communities and the factors controlling their sensitivity in 29 sites that experienced multi-decadal alterations in fire frequencies in savanna and forest ecosystems across tropical and temperate regions."

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01.03.2021

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Murray, Emily G.; et al. (2021): Will Individual Actions Do the Trick? Comparing Climate Change Mitigation through Geoengineering versus Reduced Vehicle Emissions

Murray, Emily G.; DiGiorgio, Andrea L. (2021): Will Individual Actions Do the Trick? Comparing Climate Change Mitigation through Geoengineering versus Reduced Vehicle Emissions. In Earth’s Future. DOI: 10.1029/2020EF001734.

"This paper considers how one individual action (reducing carbon dioxide emissions from gasoline‐fueled private vehicles), when adopted at a global scale, may have an effect that is comparable to the effects of geoengineering. This paper also argues that the role of geoengineering as a safeguard against climate change may be encouraging complacency and reducing motivation for individual action."

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01.03.2021

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Liu, Weizao; et al. (2021): CO2 mineral carbonation using industrial solid wastes: A review of recent developments

Liu, Weizao; Teng, Liumei; Rohani, Sohrab; Qin, Zhifeng; Zhao, Bin; Xu, Chunbao Charles et al. (2021): CO2 mineral carbonation using industrial solid wastes: A review of recent developments. In Chemical Engineering Journal 416, p. 129093. DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2021.129093.

"This paper reviews the current developments of mineral carbonation technologies by using industrial solid wastes as feedstocks, aiming at searching the reasons of its limitation."

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26.02.2021

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Baird, Mark Edward; et al. (2020): Optimising cool-water injections to reduce thermal stress on coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef

Baird, Mark Edward; Green, Rebecca; Lowe, Ryan; Mongin, Mathieu; Bougeot, Elodie (2020): Optimising cool-water injections to reduce thermal stress on coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef. In PloS one 15 (10), e0239978. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0239978.

"Coral bleaching driven by ocean warming is one of the most visible ecological impacts of climate change and perhaps the greatest threat to the persistence of reefs in the coming decades"

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26.02.2021

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Ghidoni, Riccardo; et al. (2021): Governing Climate Geoengineering: Side-payments are not enough

Ghidoni, Riccardo; Bosetti, Valentina; Tavoni, Massimo; Abatayo, Anna (2021): Governing Climate Geoengineering: Side-payments are not enough. Available online at https://ssrn.com/abstract=3790706.

"Through a laboratory experiment on a public good-or-bad game, we study whether side-payments can address this governance problem. While theoretically effective, our experimental results show only a modest impact of side-payments on outcomes, especially in a multilateral setup. Replacing unstructured bilateral exchanges with a treaty framework simplifies the action space and performs moderately better."

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26.02.2021

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Malik, Abdul; et al. (2020): Tropical Pacific climate variability under solar geoengineering: impacts on ENSO extremes

Malik, Abdul; Nowack, Peer J.; Haigh, Joanna D.; Cao, Long; Atique, Luqman; Plancherel, Yves (2020): Tropical Pacific climate variability under solar geoengineering: impacts on ENSO extremes. In Atmos. Chem. Phys 20 (23), pp. 15461–15485. DOI: 10.5194/acp-20-15461-2020.

"We here present results from a 1000-year-long solar-geoengineering simulation, G1, carried out with the coupled atmosphere–ocean general circulation model HadCM3L. In agreement with previous studies, reducing the solar irradiance (4 %) to offset global mean surface warming in the model more than compensates the warming in the tropical Pacific that develops in the 4 × CO2 scenario."

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26.02.2021

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Manohara, G. V.; et al. (2021): Binder free novel synthesis of structured hybrid mixed metal oxides (MMOs) for high temperature CO2 capture

Manohara, G. V.; Mercedes Maroto-Valer, M.; Garcia, Susana (2021): Binder free novel synthesis of structured hybrid mixed metal oxides (MMOs) for high temperature CO2 capture. In Chemical Engineering Journal 415, p. 128881. DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2021.128881.

"They also showed excellent cycling behaviour over 20 carbonation/regeneration cycles. This novel post synthesis modification method shows promise to develop LDH based MMOs structured sorbents that are suitable for industrial scale CO2 capture applications."

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