10.09.2021

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Politico: The risky climate bet of using forests to remove CO2

"Growing worries about the speed and scale of climate change are prompting a look at technologies ranging from nuclear to sci-fi schemes like space mirrors. But there's one system that's been doing a pretty good job of pulling carbon from the atmosphere for the last 360 million years: trees. That's made forests a favored low-tech way of combating global warming — including by the European Union, which calls for planting 3 billion trees by 2030 as part of its effort to cut CO2 emissions by 55 percent by that year. But it's a risky gamble as those trees are in danger from some of the consequences of climate change, including increasing wildfires, droughts and pests. And trees that burn or die end up releasing their captured CO2 back into the atmosphere."

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10.09.2021

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LNG Industry: SKK Migas approves plans for LNG carbon capture project

"The shareholders of the Tangguh Production Sharing Contract Partners led by bp, the project operator, have announced that SKK Migas (Special Task Force for Upstream Oil and Gas Business Activities Republic of Indonesia) has approved the plan of development (POD) for Ubadari Field and Vorwata carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) at Tangguh LNG Project in Papua Barat, Indonesia. In this POD, the new development estimated a potential additional recovery of 1.3 trillion ft3 of gas, from both Ubadari and Vorwata field."

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10.09.2021

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Energy Voice: CNOOC launches China’s first offshore carbon capture project

"China's top offshore oil and gas producer, CNOOC, has launched the country's first offshore carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in South China Sea, which is expected to store more than 1.46 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, reported Reuters."

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10.09.2021

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The Weather Network: World's largest carbon capture plant will soon operate in Iceland

"Climeworks, a company that owns 14 direct air capture facilities across the globe, is set to launch its largest plant to date on September 8th.The plant, named Orca, is being built in Hellisheidi, Iceland and the company says that it will be the largest direct air capture and storage plant in existence."

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10.09.2021

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Offshore Engineer: DUC, Ørsted, DTU Enter CCS Project in Denmark

"Norwegian Energy Company (Noreco) has announced a CCS partnership with Ørsted and DTU together with its partners in the Danish Underground Consortium on progressing CCS in the Danish North Sea."

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10.09.2021

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Energy Voice: Aker Solutions, Siemens and Doosan Babcock join forces for UK CCUS work

"Aker Solutions, Siemens and Doosan Babcock have formed a consortium targeting work on carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) projects in the UK."

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10.09.2021

# Calls & events

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Call for Submissions: Stripe Climate: Fall 2021 Carbon Removal Purchase

"To be considered for this purchase cycle, you must fill out this form (your name and responses WILL NOT be made public). If we think you're a potential fit for our purchase, you'll be invited to a brief interview with the Stripe Climate team to learn more about your project. Based on the interview, you may be invited to formally apply for purchase via our standard application."

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10.09.2021

# Projects

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Project: Climeworks begins operations of Orca, the world’s largest direct air capture and CO₂ storage plant

"Climeworks launches Orca, the world’s largest direct air capture and storage plant that permanently removes CO₂ from the air. [...] Orca is the first-of-its-kind plant that translates the vision of industrial-scale direct air capture and storage into reality. This improved technology generation comes in an award-winning new design, which embodies the interconnection between nature and technology. For the technology generation which Orca represents, Climeworks has been able to intensify the process leading to increased CO₂ capture capacity per module. This optimized process means that more carbon dioxide can be captured and stored than ever before."

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10.09.2021

# Calls & events

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Job: Postdoctoral Fellow (Direct Air Capture System Design & Analysis) (Berkeley Lab)

No Deadline

"Berkeley Lab’s Energy Analysis and Environment Impacts (EAEI) Division has an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct rigorous process engineering and prospective techno economic analysis of direct air capture (DAC) systems. The goal being to model system performance metrics (upfront and running costs, scalability, operation logistics) and work hand in hand with scientists conducting material discovery and development, as well as support optimization of processes such as thermal regeneration for specific deployment scenarios. In this role, you will be involved in conducting research in a multidisciplinary project that combines techno economic analysis and computational science to understand the potential systems-level impacts of material-level scientific advances in DAC systems."

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10.09.2021

# New Publications

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Slesinski, Daniel; Litzelman, Scott (2021): How Low-Carbon Heat Requirements for Direct Air Capture of CO2 Can Enable the Expansion of Firm Low-Carbon Electricity Generation Resources

Slesinski, Daniel; Litzelman, Scott (2021): How Low-Carbon Heat Requirements for Direct Air Capture of CO2 Can Enable the Expansion of Firm Low-Carbon Electricity Generation Resources. In Front. Clim. 3, p. 3732. DOI: 10.3389/fclim.2021.728719.

"A rapid build-out of direct air capture (DAC), deployed in order to mitigate climate change, will require significant amounts of both low-carbon thermal and electrical energy. Firm low-carbon power resources, including nuclear, geothermal, or natural gas with carbon capture, which also will become more highly valued as variable renewable energy penetration increases, would be able to provide both heat and electricity for DAC. In this study, we examined the techno-economic synergy between a hypothetical DAC plant in the year 2030 and a nuclear small modular reactor, and determined two avenues for which this relationship could benefit the nuclear plant."

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