29.10.2018

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BBC News: Climate change: Five cheap ways to remove CO2 from the atmosphere

"The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and others have all stated that extracting CO2 from the air will be needed if we are to bend the rising temperature curve before the end of this century."

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29.10.2018

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Khurram, A.; et al. (2018): Tailoring the Discharge Reaction in Li-CO2 Batteries through Incorporation of CO2 Capture Chemistry

Khurram, A.; He, M.; Gallant, B. (2018): Tailoring the Discharge Reaction in Li-CO2 Batteries through Incorporation of CO2 Capture Chemistry. In: Joule. DOI: 10.1016/j.joule.2018.09.002.

"This work presents the design and study of a novel chemistry for post-combustion CO2 capture and conversion. We show that adding a CO2 capture agent such as an alkyl amine into an organic, Li+-containing electrolyte yields a new redox-active species that can be directly reduced at a catalyst-free carbon electrode in a Li-CO2 battery with high discharge voltage and capacity. The central advance reported herein is the first-time coupling of CO2 capture chemistry to nonaqueous electrochemistry, which opens up new avenues for realizing electrochemical CO2 transformations with high selectivity."

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29.10.2018

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Fridahl, M. (Ed.) (2018): Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage. From global potentials to domestic realities

Fridahl, M. (Ed.) (2018): Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage. From global potentials to domestic realities. Brussels: The European Liberal Forum. Online verfügbar unter http://fores.se/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/BECCS_Fridahl_editor.pdf, 29.10.2018.

"This book explores the role of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) in climate governance. It starts by discussing BECCS’ global mitigation potential, as depicted in the idealized world of climate scenarios. Chapter 2 shows that almost all climate scenarios compatible with the high likelihood of limiting global warming to 2°C deploy BECCS. While excluding BECCS from these models’ technology portfolios does not necessarily make 2°C compatible scenarios impossible, it does mean that the projected cost of meeting that goal increases."

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25.10.2018

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Frankfurter Rundschau: The crux with the negative emissions (German)

German article on CE.

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25.10.2018

# New Publications

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Fajardy, M.; et al. (2018): Investigating the BECCS resource nexus

Fajardy, M.; Chiquier, S.; Mac Dowell, N. (2018): Investigating the BECCS resource nexus. Delivering sustainable negative emissions. In: Energy Environ. Sci. 11, S. 1581. DOI: 10.1039/C8EE01676C.

"In this study, we present a series of thought experiments, using the Modelling and Optimisation of Negative Emissions Technologies (MONET) framework, to provide insight into the combinations of biomass feedstock, origin, land type, and transport route, to meet a given CO2 removal target. The optimal structure of an international BECCS supply chain was found to vary both quantitatively and qualitatively as the focus shifted from conserving water, land or biomass, to maximising energy generated, with the water use in particular increasing threefold in the land and biomass use minimisation scenario, as compared to the water minimisation scenario."

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22.10.2018

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Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation: No time for false saviours

"Scientists already agree that rapid carbon dioxide emission cuts will not be enough: we must also remove them from the atmosphere. They disagree however about the “saviour technology" proposed as a way of achieving them - Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS)."

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13.10.2018

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Stern: Climate-Alarm. Redirection of sunlight, iron fertilization of the oceans: This is what plan B looks like for climate rescue (German)

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13.10.2018

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Berliner Zeitung: Plan-B against climate change (German)

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08.10.2018

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Phys.org: Crisis management: Seven ways to engineer climate

"'Plan A' remains tackling the problem at its source. But a major UN climate science report released in South Korea on Monday makes it clear that slashing carbon pollution—even drastically—won't be enough to keep Earth from seriously overheating."

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01.10.2018

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Projekt Zukunft: Climate Manipulation (German)

German video on CE.

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