04.11.2020

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Toshiba: Toshiba Starts Operation of Large-Scale Carbon Capture Facility

"Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (hereinafter “Toshiba ESS”) announced today that it has started the operation of a large-scale carbon capture facility at Mikawa Power Plant (capacity: 50,000 kW) operated by Toshiba ESS's subsidiary, SIGMA POWER Ariake Corporation, in Omuta, Fukuoka prefecture."

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04.11.2020

# New Publications

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Varney, Rebecca M.; et al. (2020): A spatial emergent constraint on the sensitivity of soil carbon turnover to global warming

Varney, Rebecca M.; Chadburn, Sarah E.; Friedlingstein, Pierre; Burke, Eleanor J.; Koven, Charles D.; Hugelius, Gustaf; Cox, Peter M. (2020): A spatial emergent constraint on the sensitivity of soil carbon turnover to global warming. In Nat Comms 11 (1), p. 5544. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-19208-8.

"Here, we present a constraint on ΔCs,τ, which makes use of current heterotrophic respiration and the spatial variability of τs inferred from observations. This spatial emergent constraint allows us to halve the uncertainty in ΔCs,τ at 2 °C to −232 ± 52 PgC."

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04.11.2020

# New Publications

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Rosa, Lorenzo; et al. (2020): The water footprint of carbon capture and storage technologies

Rosa, Lorenzo; Sanchez, Daniel L.; Realmonte, Giulia; Baldocchi, Dennis; D'Odorico, Paolo (2020): The water footprint of carbon capture and storage technologies. In Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, p. 110511. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2020.110511.

"This study presents the water footprints (m3 water per tonne CO2 captured) of four prominent CCS technologies: Post-combustion CCS, Pre-combustion CCS, Direct Air CCS, and Bioenergy with CCS. Depending on technology, the water footprint of CCS ranges from 0.74 to 575 m3 H2O/tonne CO2."

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04.11.2020

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Phys.org: Warming of 2 C would release billions of tons of soil carbon

"The new international research study, led by the University of Exeter, reveals the sensitivity of soil carbon turnover to global warming and subsequently halves uncertainty about this in future climate change projections."

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03.11.2020

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Silicon Canals: Stripe launches world’s first product that enables online businesses to help remove CO2 from atmosphere

"With this service, Stripe users can direct a fraction of their revenue toward initiatives that permanently remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere."

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03.11.2020

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MIT Technology Review: How Amazon’s offsets could exaggerate its progress toward “net zero” emissions

"Researchers fear such programs often overstate carbon reductions and allow companies to sidestep the tougher parts of cleaning up their operations."

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03.11.2020

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LegalPlanet: Geoengineering: Ready for its Close-up?

"After long being marginalized in climate debates, geoengineering is experiencing a surge in attention — which carries both opportunities and risks."

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03.11.2020

# Calls & events

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Job: Chemical Sciences Laboratory Atmospheric/ Physical Research Associate (University of Colorado)

No Deadline

"The selected candidate will work in close cooperation with the CIRES and federal research staff of the Atmospheric Composition and Chemical Processes (ACCP) group of NOAA Chemical Sciences Laboratory (CSL) in developing and deploying instruments on balloon sondes and other platforms for measurement of aerosol size distributions and shortwave (solar) radiation in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere."

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03.11.2020

# Calls & events

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Job: Stratospheric Dynamics Research Associate (University of Colorado)

No Deadline

"The researcher will work alongside federal and university employees to characterize the relationship of large-scale atmospheric dynamics and teleconnections to surface climate and chemical transport. The researcher will analyze stratospheric dynamics, chemistry, and transport in different climate change and intervention model simulations. The researcher will be involved in developing model diagnostics to evaluate the role of stratosphere-troposphere coupling in NOAA’s Unified Forecast System."

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03.11.2020

# Calls & events

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Job: Postdoctoral Scholar - Atmospheric Sciences (University of Washington)

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"Develop and carry out large eddy simulation experiments under different marine boundary layer cloud environments to test the microphysical, macrophysical and radiative responses of clouds to the injection of aerosols in different environmental regimes and for a range of injected and background aerosol properties."

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