26.08.2019

# Calls & events

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Job at the Norwegian Research Centre: Postdoc in carbon-cycle and climate research

Deadline: 15. September 2019

"A 2.5-year postdoctoral fellowship position (with a possibility for extension) is available for the research topic “terrestrial carbon cycle feedbacks under overshoot scenarios” at the biogeochemistry group of NORCE Climate and the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research."

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26.08.2019

# New Publications

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Cumicheo, C.; et al. (2019): Natural gas and BECCS. A comparative analysis of alternative configurations for negative emissions power generation

Cumicheo, Constanza; Mac Dowell, Niall; Shah, Nilay (2019): Natural gas and BECCS. A comparative analysis of alternative configurations for negative emissions power generation. In: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 90, S. 102798. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2019.102798.

" In this contribution, we study three distinct CCS-based processes which combine natural gas and biomass capable of producing low-, or carbon-negative power. Both fuel supply chains are considered in order to quantify the net overall CO2 emissions. An important insight is the configuration-specific impact of biomass co-combustion on the overall carbon intensity of power generated."

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26.08.2019

# New Publications

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McLaren, D. P.; et al. (2019): Beyond “Net-Zero”: A Case for Separate Targets for Emissions Reduction and Negative Emissions

McLaren, Duncan P.; Tyfield, David P.; Willis, Rebecca; Szerszynski, Bronislaw; Markusson, Nils O. (2019): Beyond “Net-Zero”: A Case for Separate Targets for Emissions Reduction and Negative Emissions. In: Front. Clim. 1 (4), S. 1–5. DOI: 10.3389/fclim.2019.00004.

"Separation would help minimize the negative impacts that promises and deployments of negative emissions could have on emissions reduction, arising from effects such as temporal trade-offs, excessive offsetting, and technological lock-in. Benefits for international, national, local, organizational, and sectoral planning would arise from greater clarity over the role and timing of negative emissions alongside accelerated emissions reduction."

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26.08.2019

# Calls & events

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Call for attendance: Global Climate Restoration Forum

Deadline: 9. September 2019

"With support from the United Nations Office for Partnerships and in partnership with Earth Day Network and Future Coalition, the Foundation for Climate Restoration will host the first Global Climate Restoration Forum in partnership with Member States leading into the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly on September 17, 2019 at UN Headquarters in New York City."

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26.08.2019

# Media

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Inhabitat: Digging deeper for climate solutions: deep-root GMOs could feed world and store carbon

"Scientists are experimenting with new genetic modification technology that “supercharges” plants to enhance what they already excel at– sequestering carbon."

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26.08.2019

# New Publications

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Liu, X.; et al. (2019): Modular engineering for efficient photosynthetic biosynthesis of 1-butanol from CO 2 in cyanobacteria

Liu, X.; Miao, R.; Lindberg, P.; Lindblad, P. (2019): Modular engineering for efficient photosynthetic biosynthesis of 1-butanol from CO 2 in cyanobacteria. In: Energy Environ. Sci. 3, S. 969. DOI: 10.1039/C9EE01214A.

"Cyanobacteria are photoautotrophic microorganisms which can be engineered to directly convert CO2 and water into biofuels and chemicals via photosynthesis using sunlight as energy. However, the product titers and rates are the main challenges that need to be overcome for industrial applications. Here we present systematic modular engineering of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis PCC 6803, enabling efficient biosynthesis of 1-butanol, an attractive commodity chemical and gasoline substitute."

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26.08.2019

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Möller, I. (2019): The Emergent Politics of Geoengineering

Möller, I. (2019): The Emergent Politics of Geoengineering. Lund: Lund University.

"This thesis examines the role of science in the earliest stages of the political process. It does this by studying the emergence of ‘geoengineering’ on the political agenda. The term describes a set of ideas on how to stabilize global temperature by intervening into the Earth’s natural systems, and was subject to a strong taboo in the scientific community until the mid-2000s."

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26.08.2019

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Phys.org: Geoengineering: 'Plan B' for the planet

"Dismissed a decade ago as far-fetched and dangerous, schemes to tame global warming by engineering the climate have migrated from the margins of policy debates towards centre stage."

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26.08.2019

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Phys.org: Industry guidance touts untested tech as climate fix

"Draft guidelines for how industry fights climate change promote the widespread use of untested technologies that experts fear could undermine efforts to slash planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, AFP can reveal."

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23.08.2019

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Business Insider: A team of designers wants to build an iceberg-making submarine to pop out 'ice babies' and combat sea-level rise

"A team of designers has put forward a proposal for an iceberg-making submarine that could produce 82-foot-wide, 16-foot-thick chunks of ice."

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