17.09.2019

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Energy.gov: U.S. Department of Energy Announces $110M for Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage

"The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has announced approximately $110 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D) projects under three funding opportunity announcements (FOAs). Approximately $75M is for awards selected under two FOAs announced earlier this fiscal year; $35M is for a new FOA."

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17.09.2019

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Financial Post: Occidental CEO calls for new U.S. laws to boost carbon capture

"Occidental Petroleum Corp plans to shift toward a carbon-neutral production model, it chief executive said on Thursday, but new U.S. laws are needed to support technologies designed to fight global warming. Occidental, which recently purchased oil producer Anadarko Petroleum in $38 billion deal, is advancing its use of technologies to capture carbon, and prevent the element from escaping into the atmosphere."

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06.09.2019

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Equinor: European cooperation on carbon capture and storage

"Equinor has, on behalf of the partners of the Northern Lights project, signed memoranda of understanding with seven European companies to develop value chains in carbon capture and storage."

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05.09.2019

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Ogle, S.; et al. (2019): Climate and Soil Characteristics Determine Where No-Till Management Can Store Carbon in Soils and Mitigate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Ogle, Stephen M.; Alsaker, Cody; Baldock, Jeff; Bernoux, Martial; Breidt, F. Jay; McConkey, Brian et al. (2019): Climate and Soil Characteristics Determine Where No-Till Management Can Store Carbon in Soils and Mitigate Greenhouse Gas Emissions. In Sci Rep 9 (1), pp. 1–8. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-47861-7.

"We evaluated the body of literature surrounding this practice, and found that SOC storage can be higher under no-till management in some soil types and climatic conditions even with redistribution of SOC, and contribute to reducing net greenhouse gas emissions."

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02.09.2019

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The Herald: How North Sea technology can cut emissions

"If Scotland is to reach its net zero emissions target of 2050, the attention of scientists and researchers must turn to below the surface of the earth, experts say."

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02.09.2019

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Stephenson, M. H.; et al. (2019): Geoscience and decarbonization: current status and future directions

Stephenson, Michael H.; Ringrose, Philip; Geiger, Sebastian; Bridden, Michael; Schofield, David (2019): Geoscience and decarbonization: current status and future directions. In Petroleum Geoscience 569, petgeo2019-084. DOI: 10.1144/petgeo2019-084.

"Here we review the role that geoscience and the subsurface could play in decarbonizing electricity production, industry, transport and heating to meet UK and international climate change targets, based on contributions to the 2019 Bryan Lovell meeting held at the Geological Society of London. "

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02.09.2019

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Froehlich, H. E.; et al. (2019): Blue Growth Potential to Mitigate Climate Change through Seaweed Offsetting

Froehlich, Halley E.; Afflerbach, Jamie C.; Frazier, Melanie; Halpern, Benjamin S. (2019): Blue Growth Potential to Mitigate Climate Change through Seaweed Offsetting. In Current Biology. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.07.041.

"Synthesizing data from scientific literature, we assess the extent and cost of scaling seaweed aquaculture to provide sufficient CO2eq sequestration for several climate change mitigation scenarios, with a focus on the food sector—a major source of greenhouse gases. Given known ecological constraints (nutrients and temperature), we found a substantial suitable area (ca. 48 million km2) for seaweed farming, which is largely unfarmed."

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02.09.2019

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StartUs Insights: 5 Top Carbon Management Startups Impacting Smart Cities

"We analyzed 624 Carbon Management startups working on solutions for Smart Cities. Nordic Blue Crude, Climeworks, Carbicrete, Gram Power, BioCarbon Engineering, and Carbon Grid Protocol are our 5 picks to watch out for."

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30.08.2019

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ExxonMobil: ExxonMobil and Mosaic Materials to explore new carbon capture technology

"ExxonMobil and Mosaic Materials said today that they have entered into an agreement to explore the advancement of breakthrough technology that can remove carbon dioxide from emissions sources."

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12.08.2019

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Science: Bioenergy not a climate cure-all, panel warns

"In the effort to keep the planet from reaching dangerous temperatures, a hybrid approach called BECCS (bioenergy with carbon capture and storage) has a seductive appeal. Crops suck carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, power plants burn the biomass to generate electricity, and the emissions are captured in a smokestack and pumped underground for long-term storage."

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