11.01.2021

# Projects

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Project: ANZ Biochar Industry Group (ANZBIG)

"The ANZ Biochar Industry Group (ANZBIG) will facilitate and assist companies, governments and institutions in the effective use and production of Biochar. ANZBIG will focus and streamline Biochar education, research, collaboration and commercialisation activities to provide better outcomes for the societies of Australia and New Zealand."

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11.01.2021

# Media

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FuelCellsWorks: Friday Fallback Story: Planetary Hydrogen Announces Plans for First Sale of Carbon Removal to Shopify

"The company intends to purchase negative CO2 emissions that will be generated by Planetary Hydrogen's pilot plant."

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11.01.2021

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Met Office: Mauna Loa carbon dioxide forecast for 2021

"Carbon dioxide will continue to build up in the atmosphere in 2021 due to ongoing emissions from fossil fuel burning, land use change and cement production. This year's annual rise is predicted to be smaller than most recent years, due to a temporary strengthening of the land carbon sink associated with the current La Niña conditions. Nevertheless, atmospheric CO2 will reach levels 50% higher than pre-industrial concentrations this year."

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11.01.2021

# New Publications

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Bingaman, Don C.; et al. (2021): Stratospheric Aerosol Research Experiments and Aircraft for Solar Geoengineering

Bingaman, Don C.; Rice, Christian V.; Mace, James L.; Smith, Wake; Holly, Mark K. (2021): Stratospheric Aerosol Research Experiments and Aircraft for Solar Geoengineering. In : AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum. Reston, Virginia: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

"The conceptual design of both a dedicated stratospheric aerosol injection research aircraft (SAIR-01) and a companion long duration lighter-than-air super pressure airship (SARA-01) are described."

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11.01.2021

# New Publications

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Tipper, Edward T.; et al. (2021): Global silicate weathering flux overestimated because of sediment–water cation exchange

Tipper, Edward T.; Stevenson, Emily I.; Alcock, Victoria; Knight, Alasdair C. G.; Baronas, J. Jotautas; Hilton, Robert G. et al. (2021): Global silicate weathering flux overestimated because of sediment–water cation exchange. In PNAS 118 (1), e2016430118. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2016430118.

"We demonstrate that the (million-year) carbon flux associated with mineral dissolution has been overestimated by up to 28% because of a reactive pool of elements transported with river-borne suspended sediment. This is most acute in regions of high erosion, where silicate weathering is thought to be most intense."

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11.01.2021

# New Publications

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Tan, Raymond R.; Aviso, Kathleen B. (2021): On life-cycle sustainability optimization of enhanced weathering systems

Tan, Raymond R.; Aviso, Kathleen B. (2021): On life-cycle sustainability optimization of enhanced weathering systems. In Journal of Cleaner Production, p. 125836. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.125836.

"In this letter, we discuss the limitations of life-cycle assessment of enhanced weathering, and then propose a more comprehensive life-cycle optimization approach, where the system configuration can be automatically synthesized to maximize environmental performance. This concept can be extended further to life-cycle sustainability optimization by including economic and social dimensions."

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11.01.2021

# New Publications

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Garcia-Garcia, Guillermo; et al. (2020): Analytical Review of Life-Cycle Environmental Impacts of Carbon Capture and Utilization Technologies

Garcia-Garcia, Guillermo; Fernandez, Marta Cruz; Armstrong, Katy; Woolass, Steven; Styring, Peter (2020): Analytical Review of Life-Cycle Environmental Impacts of Carbon Capture and Utilization Technologies. In Chemsuschem. DOI: 10.1002/cssc.202002126.

"To guarantee that CCU processes have environmental advantages over conventional production processes, thorough and systematic environmental impact analyses must be performed. Life‐Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a robust methodology that can be used to fulfil this aim. In this context, this article aims to review the life‐cycle environmental impacts of several CCU processes, focusing on the production of methanol, methane, dimethyl ether, dimethyl carbonate, propane and propene."

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11.01.2021

# Media

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Gasworld: Aker Solutions awarded contract for Brevik carbon capture project

"Aker Solutions will provide engineering, procurement and management assistance for the large-scale carbon capture plant to be located at Norcem’s cement factory in Brevik, Norway."

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11.01.2021

# Media

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World Resources Institute: Direct Air Capture: Resource Considerations and Costs for Carbon Removal

"Direct air capture (DAC) is gaining traction as a promising carbon removal approach that will likely be a necessary part of a larger carbon removal portfolio. Careful consideration of DAC’s energy, land and water use will be needed to inform siting and to minimize resource impacts."

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11.01.2021

# Calls & events

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Call for Applications: Carbon to Value (C2V) Initiative

Deadline: 27. January 2021

"Applications are now open for startups to join the first C2V accelerator cohort, which will run from May - November 2021. Startups selected to participate in the program will have the opportunity to engage with the Carbontech Leadership Council, an invitation-only group of executive leaders across diverse industry sectors driving the future of carbontech."

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