17.05.2019

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Singularity Hub: Forget the Anthropocene: We’ve Entered the Synthetic Age

"The simultaneous arrival of a range of powerful new technologies is starting to signal a potential takeover of Earth’s most basic operations by its most audacious species. From this time forward, technologies such as the gene-editing technique CRISPR and climate engineering will transform an already tainted planet into an increasingly synthetic whole."

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17.05.2019

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Geoengineering Monitor: Geoengineering Developments: Carbon Capture, Venture Capital and Would-be Megaprojects

"A great variety of climate geoengineering projects have been driven forward throughout the past months, while questions remain about their side effects and long-term impacts. In what follows, we highlight some recent or ongoing climate geoengineering activities."

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17.05.2019

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Klimafakten: New fact check: Does CE make mitigation unnecessary (German)

German shot article on mitigation vs. CE.

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15.05.2019

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Foundation for Climate Restoration: Announcement of Partnership with Earth Day Network

"The Foundation for Climate Restoration(F4CR) today announced that it is partnering with Earth Day Network in its mission to evaluate, develop and support existing methods to restore the climate. “Transformational climate action at the scale the world requires to avoid the most devastating impacts of climate change will require three things – mitigation, adaptation, and restoration,” said F4CR CEO Rick Parnell. “We cannot keep procrastinating. It’s time for ambitious, creative, and innovative solutions that seize the opportunity of climate action to deliver enormous opportunities for our shared future.”"

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15.05.2019

# New Publications

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Xiang, Yanlei; et al. (2019): Study on the biomass-based integrated gasification combined cycle with negative CO2 emissions under different temperatures and pressures

Xiang, Yanlei; Cai, Lei; Guan, Yanwen; Liu, Wenbin; He, Tianzhi; Li, Juan (2019): Study on the biomass-based integrated gasification combined cycle with negative CO2 emissions under different temperatures and pressures. In Energy. DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2019.05.011.

"The biomass gasification combined cycle and oxy-fuel combustion are integrated. The effect of gasification pressure and temperature on system performance is studied. The thermodynamic analysis of each subsystem is carried out to evaluate the system. The negative CO2 emissions are achieved with a competitive efficiency."

 

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13.05.2019

# Calls & events

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Newsletter of Week 20 of 2019

The newsletter of calendar week 20 in 2019 is now available here.


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13.05.2019

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Forbes: What If GMOs Can Fight Climate Change?

"Could this natural biological carbon cycle be harnessed to absorb more carbon from the atmosphere, store more carbon on land, or use a combination of both to produce negative emissions? Could this be achieved as a positive co-benefit of increasing productivity of crops for food, bioenergy, feed and fiber that the world will need, and thereby be of commercial value?"

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13.05.2019

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The Nation: How Carbon Farming Can Help Stop Climate Change in Its Tracks

"New agricultural methods offer hope of restoring ecological balance."

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13.05.2019

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Woodworking Network: Upcoming mechanical trees suck carbon dioxide from the air

"Twelve hundred "mechanical trees" will suck carbon dioxide from the air as part of a joint effort between Arizona State University and Ireland-based Silicon Kingdom Holdings (SKH). The 1,200 carbon-cleansing metal columns, built by Silicon Kingdom to help put a stop to climate change, would allow for the cheap removal of nearly 8,000 cars' worth of CO2 emissions per year. The technology was invented by ASU's Klaus Lackner, who directs the University's Center for Negative Carbon Emissions."

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13.05.2019

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Bloomberg: Carbon-From-Air Success Rides on Federal Support

"The U.S. will need to suck carbon out of the air in large quantities to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century, and the technology will need significant, targeted federal support to meet the challenge, a new report says. The federal government should pursue a multi-pronged approach to support direct air capture technologies and ensure they reach the scale at which they’ll be needed to meet national and global climate goals."

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