06.08.2020

# Media

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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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06.08.2020

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The Arab Weekly: Saudi Aramco, other oil giants join efforts to mitigate climate change

"Armaco’s main concern is not switching to renewable sources of energy, but reducing the sector’s carbon footprint through methods such as carbon capture and storage."

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06.08.2020

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Oil Price: Why Is Carbon Capture Struggling In Texas?

"The answer is ridiculously simple: cheap oil."

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05.08.2020

# New Publications

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Ginzburg, V. A.; et al. (2020): Conditions for Stabilization of Average Global Surface Temperature at the Levels of +2°C and +1.5°C by the Geoengineering Method Based on Stratospheric Aerosols

Ginzburg, V. A.; Kostrykin, S. V.; Ryaboshapko, A. G.; Revokatova, A. P.; Bushmelev, I. O. (2020): Conditions for Stabilization of Average Global Surface Temperature at the Levels of +2°C and +1.5°C by the Geoengineering Method Based on Stratospheric Aerosols. In Russ. Meteorol. Hydrol. 45 (5), pp. 345–352. DOI: 10.3103/S1068373920050052.

"The model simulations demonstrate that the stabilization of global temperature at the level of +1.5°С by solar radiation modification methods alone is almost unreal. In this case, it would be necessary to start the application of the SA method in three years."

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05.08.2020

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IEEFA: Mothballing of Petra Nova carbon capture project shows likely fate of other coal-fired CCS initiatives

"A research brief published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) concludes that the abrupt recent shutdown of the Petra Nova coal-fired carbon capture plant in Texas should be seen as a strong signal for investors to avoid such projects."

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05.08.2020

# Political Papers

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Bipartisan Policy Center (2020): Recommendations for DAC Research, Development, and Demonstration

Bipartisan Policy Center (2020): Recommendations for DAC Research, Development, and Demonstration.

"This paper argues that such strategies should include meaningful investment in research, development, demonstration, and commercial deployment activities to advance direct air capture (DAC) technology."

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05.08.2020

# New Publications

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Reay, Dave S. (2020): Land Use and Agriculture: Pitfalls and Precautions on the Road to Net Zero

Reay, Dave S. (2020): Land Use and Agriculture: Pitfalls and Precautions on the Road to Net Zero. In Front. Clim. 2. DOI: 10.3389/fclim.2020.00004.

"Here we examine some of the major risks, applicable safeguards, and potential pathways for agriculture and land use in realizing net zero."

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05.08.2020

# New Publications

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Lee, Hanna; et al. (2020): The response of terrestrial ecosystem carbon cycling under different aerosol-based radiation management geoengineering

Lee, Hanna; Muri, Helene; Ekici, Altug; Tjiputra, Jerry; Schwinger, Jörg (2020): The response of terrestrial ecosystem carbon cycling under different aerosol-based radiation management geoengineering. In Earth Syst. Dynam. DOI: 10.5194/esd-2020-57.

"We find that changes in vegetation carbon storage under geoengineering application was much smaller than what is exhibited under RCP4.5 scenario that uses climate mitigation efforts by afforestation in the tropics. Hence, it would be important to consider the multiple combined effects and responses of land biomes when applying different strategies to reach the global temperature targets of the Paris Agreement."

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05.08.2020

# Calls & events

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Call for Participation: Online survey on Biochar in the UK

No Deadline

"The questions concern biochar as an option for managing environmental challenges in the UK. Biochar is a form of charcoal that can be applied to soils for its effects on forestry, agriculture and carbon abatement."

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