07.07.2019

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Biomass Magazine: C-Capture secures grant to scale up Drax carbon capture pilot

"C-Capture, the designer of world-leading and innovative chemical processes for carbon dioxide removal, and working alongside the Drax Group, has secured a £5 million grant from the U.K. government for a two year program of work to progress their bioenergy and carbon capture and storage (BECCS) project at Drax Power Station."

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31.05.2019

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Martin, M.; et al. (2019): Mitigation potential and environmental impact of centralized versus distributed BECCS with domestic biomass production in Great Britain

Martin, M.; Dowell, N. Mac et al. (2019): Mitigation potential and environmental impact of centralized versus distributed BECCS with domestic biomass production in Great Britain. In: GCB Bioenergy. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12630.

"New contingency policy plans are expected to be published by the United Kingdom government to set out urgent actions, such as carbon capture and storage, greenhouse gas removal, and the use of sustainable bioenergy to meet the greenhouse gas reduction targets of the 4th and 5th carbon budgets. In this study, we identify two plausible bioenergy production pathways for bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) based on centralized and distributed energy systems to show what BECCS could look like if deployed by 2050 in Great Britain."

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31.05.2019

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Cabral, R.; et al. (2019): A synergistic approach for the simultaneous decarbonisation of power and industry via bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS)

Cabral, R.; Bui, M.; Mac Dowell, N. (2019): A synergistic approach for the simultaneous decarbonisation of power and industry via bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS). In: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 87, S. 221–237. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2019.05.020.

"There is a need for a rapid and large scale decarbonisation to reduce CO2 emissions by 45% within 12 years. Thus, we propose a method that accelerates decarbonisation across multiple sectors via a synergistic approach with bioenergy with CCS (BECCS), which is able to remove 740 kg from air per MWh electricity generated."

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27.05.2019

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Townsend, A.; et al. (2019): The LCFS and CCS Protocol: An Overview for Policymakers and Project Developers

Townsend, A.; Havercroft, I. (2019): The LCFS and CCS Protocol: An Overview for Policymakers and Project Developers. Hg. v. Global CCS Institute. Online: https://www.globalccsinstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/LCFS-and-CCS-Protocol_digital_version.pdf.

"This report provides a summary of the CCS Protocol of the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (“LCFS”) and how it compares to other significant regulations and policies in the US associated with the injection and geologic sequestration of CO2."

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15.05.2019

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Xiang, Yanlei; et al. (2019): Study on the biomass-based integrated gasification combined cycle with negative CO2 emissions under different temperatures and pressures

Xiang, Yanlei; Cai, Lei; Guan, Yanwen; Liu, Wenbin; He, Tianzhi; Li, Juan (2019): Study on the biomass-based integrated gasification combined cycle with negative CO2 emissions under different temperatures and pressures. In Energy. DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2019.05.011.

"The biomass gasification combined cycle and oxy-fuel combustion are integrated. The effect of gasification pressure and temperature on system performance is studied. The thermodynamic analysis of each subsystem is carried out to evaluate the system. The negative CO2 emissions are achieved with a competitive efficiency."

 

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07.04.2019

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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: How to save the Arctic’s moderating role on global warming

"The Arctic plays a critical role in maintaining a safe and stable global climate, with its reflective sea ice that sends significant incoming solar radiation safely back to space and its permanently frozen tundra that secures ancient stores of carbon dioxide and methane."

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01.04.2019

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Renforth, P. (2019): The negative emission potential of alkaline materials

Renforth, P. (2019): The negative emission potential of alkaline materials. In: Nat Comms 10 (1), S. 1401. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-09475-5.

"7 billion tonnes of alkaline materials are produced globally each year as a product or by-product of industrial activity. [...] Here we show that these materials have a carbon dioxide storage potential of 2.9–8.5 billion tonnes per year by 2100, and may contribute a substantial proportion of the negative emissions required to limit global temperature change to <2 °C."

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01.04.2019

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Junge Welt: Capitalist climate plumber (German)

German article on CE

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20.03.2019

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Haikola, S.; et al. (2019): From polarization to reluctant acceptance–bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) and the post-normalization of the climate debate

Haikola, S.; Hansson, A.; Anshelm, J. (2019): From polarization to reluctant acceptance–bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) and the post-normalization of the climate debate. In: Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences 74, S. 1–25. DOI: 10.1080/1943815X.2019.1579740.

"The paper covers the public debate on BECCS (bioenergy with carbon capture and storage) between 2008 and 2018. Through a qualitative analysis of around 800 feature articles, editorials, and opinion pieces published in English, German, Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian in news media and debates sections of scientific media, we highlight conspicuous aspects of the debate and relate them to the theoretical concept of post-normal science. We find that the debate is characterized by an emphasis on values, scientific uncertainty and the integrity of science, premised on a pervading sense of urgency."

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11.03.2019

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Creutzig, F.; et al. (2019): The mutual dependence of negative emission technologies and energy systems

Creutzig, F.; Breyer, C.; Hilaire, J.; Minx, J.; Peters, G.; Socolow, R. (2019): The mutual dependence of negative emission technologies and energy systems. In: Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/C8EE03682A.

"While a rapid decommissioning of fossil fuel technologies deserves priority, most climate stabilization scenarios suggest that negative emission technologies (NETs) are required to keep global warming well below 2°C. Yet, current discussions on NETs are lacking a distinct energy perspective. Prominent NETs, such as bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) and direct air carbon capture and storage (DACCS), will integrate differently into the future energy system, requiring a concerted research effort to determine adequate means of deployment. In this perspective, we discuss the importance of energy per carbon metrics, factors of future cost development, and the dynamic response of NETs in intermittent energy systems."

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