29.07.2020

# Calls & events

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Job: Research Associate (Fixed Term) at the Cambridge Judge Business School

Deadline: 06. September 2020

"The Research Associate will support a new pan-European, multi-institution consortium (NEGEM) focused on assessing carbon dioxide gas removal (CDR) options such as bioenergy with CCS (BECCS), direct air capture of CO2 with CO2 storage (DACCS), enhanced weathering, afforestation, soil carbon sequestration and other negative emissions technologies and practices (NETPs)."

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29.07.2020

# Political Papers

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Thrän, Daniela; et al. (2020): Roles of bioenergy in energy system pathways towards a “well-below-2-degrees-Celsius (WB2)” world

Thrän, Daniela; Cowie, Annette; Berndes, Göran (2020): Roles of bioenergy in energy system pathways towards a “well-below-2-degrees-Celsius (WB2)” world. Workshop report and synthesis of presented studies. IEA BioEnergy.

"Under the IEA Bioenergy Inter-task project ‘The Role of Bioenergy in a WB2/SDG world’, a workshop was held in Berlin, on 25 November 2019. The objective of the workshop was to examine, synthesize and disseminate information from recent studies that investigate how bioenergy and associated technologies may contribute to achieving the reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are needed to meet the WB2 target. The report summarises the workshop contributions and discussions, assesses the role of bioenergy in WB2 strategies, identifies the current state of knowledge as well as gaps in knowledge that need to be addressed."

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27.07.2020

# Projects

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Project: NEGEM - Quantifying and Deploying Responsible Negative Emissions

"A team of scientists together with climate and policy experts from leading international organizations in 11 countries*, grouped under the new Horizon 2020 project NEGEM, will quantify and assess the feasibility and the realistic potential of carbon dioxide removal, as a supplementary strategy to emission mitigation."

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23.07.2020

# Media

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Euractiv: The Dutch have decided: Burning biomass is not sustainable

"The Netherlands should phase out the use of biomass for generating electricity as soon as possible, the advisory board of the Dutch government said in a report presented earlier this month."

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20.07.2020

# New Publications

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Sagues, W.J.; et al. (2020): Prospects for bioenergy with carbon capture & storage (BECCS) in the United States pulp and paper industry

Sagues, W. J.; Jameel, H.; Sanchez, D. L.; Park, S. (2020): Prospects for bioenergy with carbon capture & storage (BECCS) in the United States pulp and paper industry. In Energy & Environmental Science. DOI: 10.1039/D0EE01107J.

"Here, we analyze the technical and economic potential of integrating carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS) technologies at pulp and paper mills in the US through top-down, industry-wide screening and bottom-up, chemical process modeling techniques."

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09.07.2020

# Media

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CarbonBrief: Where in the UK might be suitable for BECCS?

"As global temperature rise pushes past 1C above pre-industrial levels, the time remaining to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement becomes increasingly tight."

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09.07.2020

# New Publications

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Cox, Emily; et al. (2020): Public perceptions of carbon dioxide removal in the United States and the United Kingdom

Cox, Emily; Spence, Elspeth; Pidgeon, Nick (2020): Public perceptions of carbon dioxide removal in the United States and the United Kingdom. In Nat. Clim. Chang. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-020-0823-z.

"Here we report a mixed-methods study on public perceptions of CDR in the United States and the United Kingdom, focusing on bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, direct air capture and terrestrial enhanced rock weathering."

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01.07.2020

# New Publications

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Donnison, Caspar; et al. (2020): Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS): Finding the win–wins for energy, negative emissions and ecosystem services—size matters

Donnison, Caspar; Holland, Robert A.; Hastings, Astley; Armstrong, Lindsay‐Marie; Eigenbrod, Felix; Taylor, Gail (2020): Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS): Finding the win–wins for energy, negative emissions and ecosystem services—size matters. In GCB Bioenergy. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12695.

"Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) features heavily in the energy scenarios designed to meet the Paris Agreement targets, but the models used to generate these scenarios do not address environmental and social implications of BECCS at the regional scale. We integrate ecosystem service values into a land‐use optimization tool to determine the favourability of six potential UK locations for a 500 MW BECCS power plant operating on local biomass resources."

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29.06.2020

# Media

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Current News: Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage pilot to launch at Drax Power Station

"A pilot bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) project is to take place in a partnership between Drax and Mistubishi Heavy Industries Engineering (MHI)."

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22.06.2020

# Media

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Bioenergy International: Stockholm Exergi sets target to be "climate-positive" by 2025

"In Sweden, the Board of Directors of energy utility Stockholm Exergi AB has decided on a new sustainability objective: the business will be climate positive by 2025. The new goal can make Stockholm the world's first climate-positive capital.
"We are investing in technologies that create negative emissions, also known as carbon sinks. We have plans for a large-scale biochar plant, and above all, we see the potential of BECCS", says Anders Egelrud, CEO of Stockholm Exergi."

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