15.05.2019

# New Publications

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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

# Media

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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

# New Publications

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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

# Media

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Junge Welt: Capitalist climate plumber (German)

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20.03.2019

# New Publications

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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

# New Publications

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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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20.02.2019

# Media

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Solarify: "Geoengineering dangerous fallcy" (German)

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11.02.2019

# Media

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New Civil Engineering: World's first for carbon capture at Drax power plant

"The massive 4,000MW Drax power plant in North Yorkshire has started using bioenergy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) technology to capture up to 1t of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) every day."

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11.02.2019

# Media

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Solarify: For the first time negative emissions from biomass (German)

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04.02.2019

# Calls & events

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Call for Abstracts: The Role of Negative Emission Technologies in Addressing Our Climate Goals

Deadline: 1. March 2019

"It is clear that Negative Emission Technologies (NETs) can never be a wholesale replacement for reducing emissions but may be useful in displacing some energy/emission intensive sectors. It is unlikely that a single NETs proposal can be scaled sufficiently to meet this demand, and a portfolio of approaches may be more feasible. The primary removal methods of focus in this research topic of Frontiers in Climate will include all negative emissions strategies that directly mitigate climate change."

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