07.06.2021

# Media

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Phys.org: Fungus creates a fast track for carbon

"Tiny algae in Earth's oceans and lakes take in sunlight and carbon dioxide and turn them into sugars that sustain the rest of the aquatic food web, gobbling up about as much carbon as all the world's trees and plants combined."

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07.06.2021

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European Commission: Commission and Breakthrough Energy Catalyst announce new partnership to support investments in clean technologies for low-carbon industries

"Presented on the occasion of the sixth Mission Innovation Ministerial meeting, the new partnership aims to mobilise new investments of up to €820 million/$1 billion between 2022-26 to build large-scale, commercial demonstration projects for clean technologies – lowering their costs, accelerating their deployment, and delivering significant reductions in CO2 emissions in line with the Paris Agreement."

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07.06.2021

# Projects

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Project: Carbon Kapture

"Our mission is to help rebalance nature and remove CO₂ from our oceans and atmosphere to reduce damage to our environment and ecosystems."

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07.06.2021

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Mission Zero: Mission Zero-led consortium wins £240,000 from UK Government for breakthrough DAC technology

"Mission Zero is disrupting the status quo with a modularized DAC technology that is projected to reduce both energy consumption as well as capture costs by over 4 times compared to today’s commercial offerings, with a roadmap to dropping below the $100/ton price point at commercial scales."

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07.06.2021

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Phys.org: Sea ice kept oxygen from reaching deep ocean during last ice age

"Extensive sea ice covered the world's oceans during the last ice age, which prevented oxygen from penetrating into the deep ocean waters, complicating the relationship between oxygen and carbon, a new study has found."

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07.06.2021

# New Publications

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Feder, Toni (2021): Should solar geoengineering be part of how humanity counters climate change?

Feder, Toni (2021): Should solar geoengineering be part of how humanity counters climate change? In Phys. Today 74 (6), pp. 22–26. DOI: 10.1063/PT.3.4768.

"Solar geoengineering research should be cautiously ramped up, says the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) in a report released on 25 March. Tools to cool the planet cannot undo global warming, but they may avert some of its worst impacts."

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07.06.2021

# New Publications

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Haikola, Simon; et al. (2021): Limits to climate action - Narratives of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage

Haikola, Simon; Anshelm, Jonas; Hansson, Anders (2021): Limits to climate action - Narratives of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage. In Political Geography 88, p. 102416. DOI: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2021.102416.

"In this paper, we analyse this discussion as it has played out between 2013 and 2019, with a focus on how expert narratives are constructed in the mass media about the possibilities for decarbonisation within the current political-economic order."

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07.06.2021

# New Publications

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Lackner, Klaus S.; Azarabadi, Habib (2021): Buying down the Cost of Direct Air Capture

Lackner, Klaus S.; Azarabadi, Habib (2021): Buying down the Cost of Direct Air Capture. In Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.0c04839.

"We developed an analytical buy-down model to investigate what it would take to lower the cost of DAC to $100/ton CO2."

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07.06.2021

# New Publications

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Felgenhauer, Tyler; et al. (2021): Solar geoengineering research on the U.S. policy agenda: when might its time come?

Felgenhauer, Tyler; Horton, Joshua; Keith, David (2021): Solar geoengineering research on the U.S. policy agenda: when might its time come? In Environmental Politics, pp. 1–21. DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2021.1933763.

"We apply the Multiple Streams Approach analytical framework to explain why a U.S. federal SG research program has failed to materialize up to now, and to consider how one might emerge in the future. We argue that establishing a federal program will require the formation of an advocacy coalition within the political arena that is prepared to support such a policy objective."

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07.06.2021

# Political Papers

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Mulder, Ivo; et al. (2021): State of Finance for Nature. Tripling investments in nature-based solutions by 2030

Mulder, Ivo; Blin, Aurelia; Adams, Justin; Hartmann, Teresa; Carreira, Danielle; Schauer, Mark et al. (2021): State of Finance for Nature. Tripling investments in nature-based solutions by 2030. United Nations Environment Programme.

"If the world is to meet the climate change, biodiversity, and land degradation targets, it needs to close a USD 4.1 trillion financing gap in nature by 2050. The current investments in Nature-based solutions amount to USD 133 billion – most of which comes from public sources."

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