08.08.2020

# Media

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Geographical: Engineering the climate: the controversial science that could cool our atmosphere

"Katie Burton explores the practicalities and ethics of geoengineering, the controversial science that could quickly cool the atmosphere. Is it the last ditch climate solution that nobody wants? Or are appetites for geoengineering solutions growing with our warming climate?"

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08.08.2020

# New Publications

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Lockley, A.; et al. (2020): An Update on Engineering Issues Concerning Stratospheric Aerosol Injection for Geoengineering

Lockley, A.; MacMartin, D.; Hunt, H. (2020): An Update on Engineering Issues Concerning Stratospheric Aerosol Injection for Geoengineering. In Environmental Research Communications 2 (8). https://doi.org/10.1088/2515-7620/aba944.

‌"Stratospheric aerosol injection (SAI) is one proposed method, reliant on lofting material into the stratosphere. Engineering reviews related to this technology approach have been sparse, with most major primary analyses now at least five years old. We attempt to bridge this gap—with a short, qualitative review of recent developments in various fields of engineering that have potential applicability to SAI."

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08.08.2020

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Podcast: ABC: Whatever happened to the idea of geoengineering the planet?

"Guests

Hugh Hunt – Acting Director, Centre for Climate Repair, Cambridge University

Alan Robock – Distinguished Professor, department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University

Steve Pacala – Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University

David Mead – Executive Director of Strategy and Development at the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)"

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08.08.2020

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Green Tech Media: UK’s Power Sector in Negative Emissions by 2033, Grid Operator Says

"National Grid's Future Energy Scenarios report lays out some of the real-world implications of the country's history-making commitment to net zero."

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06.08.2020

# New Publications

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Taylor, L. L.; et al. (2020): Increased carbon capture by a silicate-treated forested watershed affected by acid deposition

Taylor, L. L.; Driscoll, C. T.; Groffman, P. M.; Rau, G. H.; Blum, J. D.; Beerling, D. J. (2020): Increased carbon capture by a silicate-treated forested watershed affected by acid deposition. In Biogeosciences Discuss 2020, pp. 1–29. DOI: 10.5194/bg-2020-288.

"Here we show that a low 3.44 t ha−1 wollastonite treatment in an 11.8-ha acid-rain-impacted forested watershed in New Hampshire, USA led to cumulative carbon capture by carbonic acid weathering of 0.025–0.13 t CO2 ha−1 over 15 years."

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06.08.2020

# Political Papers

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Bipartisan Policy Center (2020): Testimony on the Development and Deployment of Large-Scale Carbon Dioxide Management Technologies

Bipartisan Policy Center (2020): Testimony on the Development and Deployment of Large-Scale Carbon Dioxide Management Technologies. United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Sasha Mackler, Energy Project Director. Bipartisan Policy Center. July 28, 2020.

"In short, the scale of the challenge is so large, and the stakes are so high, that we simply must be able to draw on a large, diverse, and flexible toolset of policies and technologies to succeed."

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06.08.2020

# New Publications

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Di Jin; et al. (2020): The value of scientific research on the ocean's biological carbon pump

Di Jin; Hoagland, Porter; Buesseler, Ken O. (2020): The value of scientific research on the ocean's biological carbon pump. In Science of the Total Environment, p. 141357. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141357.

"Here, an analytical model of the economic effects of global carbon emissions—including scientific uncertainty about BCP sequestration—was developed to estimate the value of marine scientific research concerning sequestration."

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06.08.2020

# Calls & events

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Job: Head of UK Office (Carbon Capture & Storage Association)

Deadline: 16. August 2020

"The Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA) supports the deployment of CCUS technologies to reduce CO2 emissions and support the transition to a net zero economy."

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06.08.2020

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EurekAlert!: Engineering a carbon-negative power plant

"Katherine Hornbostel, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering, and her team received $800,283 in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Flexible Carbon Capture and Storage (FLECCS) program to design a natural gas/direct air capture hybrid plant that will take advantage of those idle periods."

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06.08.2020

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Gasworld: NERA and CO2CRC partner on CCUS study

"National Energy Resources Australia (NERA) and CO2CRC have joined forces on a new carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) study that will assist the nation’s energy sector to reduce its CO2 emissions."

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