21.06.2021

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Newsletter of Week 25 of 2021

The newsletter of calendar week 25 of 2021 is now available here.


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21.06.2021

# Calls & events

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Job: Scientist Position (m/f/d) modelling and assessing marine carbon dioxide removal approaches (GEOMAR)

Deadline: 27. June 2021

"The position is part of the German Alliance for Marine Research (Deutsche Allianz Meeresforschung; DAM) Research Mission “Marine carbon sinks in decarbonization pathways” ASMASYS project (Unified ASsessment framework for proposed methods of MArine CDR and interim knowledge SYnthesiS). The research will involve working as part of an interdisciplinary team where the scientist is expected to provide expertise on modelling ocean-based CDR approaches."

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21.06.2021

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Shahbaz, Muhammad; et al. (2021): A comprehensive review of biomass based thermochemical conversion technologies integrated with CO2 capture and utilisation within BECCS networks

Shahbaz, Muhammad; AlNouss, Ahmed; Ghiat, Ikhlas; Mckay, Gordon; Mackey, Hamish; Elkhalifa, Samar; Al-Ansari, Tareq (2021): A comprehensive review of biomass based thermochemical conversion technologies integrated with CO2 capture and utilisation within BECCS networks. In Resources, Conservation and Recycling 173, p. 105734. DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2021.105734.

"The potential for thermochemical conversion processes (combustion, gasification, pyrolysis, and liquefaction) to manifest within BECCS systems is analysed, in addition to their integration potential with carbon dioxide capture methods. Outcomes suggest that gasification and combustion processes when integrated with CO2 capture and storage (CCS), within combine heat and power (CHP) configurations, biomass integrated gasification combine cycle (BIGCC) and chemical looping cycle (CLC) are mature technologies."

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21.06.2021

# Media

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The Hill: A dangerous distraction: Increasing climate risk with solar geoengineering

"Such projects are controversial, in science and non-science circles, for three main reasons."

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21.06.2021

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Phys.org: A brighter future: How whitening the Wheatbelt could cool the climate

"Like an enormous mirror, those crops bounce solar radiation back out to space. That means WA's Wheatbelt—and the wheat growing there—could become a crucial part of how southwestern WA adapts to climate change."

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21.06.2021

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Kala, Jatin; Hirsch, Annette L. (2020): Could crop albedo modification reduce regional warming over Australia?

Kala, Jatin; Hirsch, Annette L. (2020): Could crop albedo modification reduce regional warming over Australia? In Weather and Climate Extremes 30, p. 100282. DOI: 10.1016/j.wace.2020.100282.

"We use a regional climate model at 10 km resolution, to show that crop albedo enhancement of up to 0.1 could reduce monthly mean daily maximum temperatures by −1.0 °C to −1.2 °C, and monthly highest maximum temperatures by up to −1.4 °C to −1.6 °C during the cropping season."

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21.06.2021

# New Publications

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Wirawan, Daniel; et al. (2021): Textured carbon capture composite (C3) films for distributed direct air capture in urban spaces

Wirawan, Daniel; Kim, Jinguk; Wong, Him Cheng; Low, Hong Yee; Tan, Mei Chee (2021): Textured carbon capture composite (C3) films for distributed direct air capture in urban spaces. In Cleaner Engineering and Technology 4, p. 100145. DOI: 10.1016/j.clet.2021.100145.

"In this work, we present a pioneering passive and distributed direct air capture (DAC) approach that leverages on the highly adaptable form factor of a carbon capture composite (C3) film."

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21.06.2021

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Gustafsson, Kåre; et al. (2021): BECCS with combined heat and power: Assessing the energy penalty

Gustafsson, Kåre; Sadegh-Vaziri, Ramiar; Grönkvist, Stefan; Levihn, Fabian; Sundberg, Cecilia (2021): BECCS with combined heat and power: Assessing the energy penalty. In International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 108, p. 103248. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2020.103248.

"Bio-energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) is widely recognised as an important carbon dioxide removal technology."

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21.06.2021

# New Publications

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Marchese, Marco; et al. (2021): CO2 from direct air capture as carbon feedstock for Fischer-Tropsch chemicals and fuels: Energy and economic analysis

Marchese, Marco; Buffo, Giulio; Santarelli, Massimo; Lanzini, Andrea (2021): CO2 from direct air capture as carbon feedstock for Fischer-Tropsch chemicals and fuels: Energy and economic analysis. In Journal of CO2 Utilization 46, p. 101487. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcou.2021.101487.

"The investigated plant concept integrates the direct air capture technology with the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. 250 kt/h of air, with a CO2 concentration of 400 ppm, are used as feedstock to produce the synthetic hydrocarbons. The direct air capture is modelled as a high-temperature calcium recovery loop process."

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21.06.2021

# New Publications

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Kortetmäki, T. (06142021): 1. Food justice, food security, and climate engineering

Kortetmäki, T. (06142021): 1. Food justice, food security, and climate engineering. In Hanna Schübel, Ivo Wallimann-Helmer (Eds.): Justice and food security in a changing climate. EurSafe 2021. Fribourg, Switzerland, 24-26 June, 2021. The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers, pp. 25–30.

"This chapter provides the contextual outline and introduction to the keynote talk on climate engineering, food security, and justice. Instead of summarising the talk as a whole, the chapter focuses on introducing the background research that is essential for constructing arguments with relation to the topic."

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