22.10.2021

# New Publications

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Grant, Neil; et al. (2021): The policy implications of an uncertain carbon dioxide removal potential

Grant, Neil; Hawkes, Adam; Mittal, Shivika; Gambhir, Ajay (2021): The policy implications of an uncertain carbon dioxide removal potential. In Joule Volume 5, (10), pp. 2593–2605. Available online at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joule.2021.09.004.

"Many low-carbon scenarios rely on carbon dioxide removal (CDR) to meet decarbonization goals. The feasibility of large-scale CDR deployment is highly uncertain, and existing scenarios have been criticized for overreliance on CDR. We conduct an expert survey on the feasible potential for CDR via bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, direct air capture and afforestation. We use the survey results to represent uncertainty in future CDR availability and explore the implications in an integrated assessment model."

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20.10.2021

# Media

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New Civil Engineer: Aecom to lead first phase of Humber Zero carbon capture project

"Aecom has been drafted in to lead the development of consents and permits in the first phase of the ambitious Humber Zero carbon capture project.The Humber Region is the UK’s largest industrial cluster by CO2 emissions, generating 12.4MT annually. The Humber Zero project aims to remove 8MT a year by 2030."

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20.10.2021

# Media

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The Guardian: Two north of England sites selected for multibillion-pound carbon capture plan

"The UK government has selected two sites in the north of England to develop multibillion-pound carbon capture projects by the middle of the decade as part of its fast-track scheme to cut 20-30m tonnes of CO2 a year from heavy industry by 2030."

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20.10.2021

# Media

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Gasworld: Technip and Shell test improved carbon capture technology

"As carbon capture and storage (CCS) gains yet further traction amidst ongoing energy transition developments, engineering and technology company Technip Energies (Technip) has announced that improvements on the Cansolv CO2 Capture (Cansolv) technology, being jointly developed with Shell Catalysts & Technologies (Shell), are currently undergoing testing."

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20.10.2021

# Media

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Splash 247.com: K Line makes history with successful carbon capture at sea

"Carbon capture and storage at sea is now a thing following landmark trials onboard a Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) coal carrier. Tokyo-headquartered K Line has been carrying out trials of a new contraption it has installed on a ship on charter to Tohoku Electric Power, which it developed in association with Mitsubishi Shipbuilding and ClassNK. The captured CO2 had a purity of more than 99.9%, which allows it potentially to be used in a wide range of applications, including chemical processes to enhance production of fertilizer or methanol, general use such as dry ice for cooling, and enhanced oil recovery to increase crude oil production."

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20.10.2021

# Media

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Podcast: Going in reverse—how can greenhouse gas emissions be removed from the atmosphere? (The Economist)

"Nathalie Seddon of the Nature-Based Solutions Initiative explores the ways ecosystems can be enhanced to store carbon. And we go to Iceland to visit the world’s largest direct air capture facility that removes carbon from the air, which is then injected into volcanic rock."

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20.10.2021

# Media

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The Guardian: Drax dropped from index of green energy firms amid biomass doubts

"Drax has been booted from an investment index of clean energy companies as doubts over the sustainability of its wood-burning power plant begin to mount within the financial sector. "

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20.10.2021

# Political Papers

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University of York (2021): Geoengineering: A climate of uncertainty. Youth guide and policy brief on geoengineering

University of York (2021): Geoengineering: A climate of uncertainty. Youth guide and policy brief on geoengineering. Available online at https://www.york.ac.uk/media/educationalstudies/documents/research/uyseg/best/Geoengineering%20-%20a%20climate%20of%20uncertainty.pdf.

"The purpose of this guide is to introduce key ideas and questions about geoengineering in order to spark a conversation about intervention in the Earth's climate system in the context of the range of possible responses to the climate crisis. It has been written by young people, for young people."

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18.10.2021

# Media

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Video: Between a rock and a wet place: putting carbon back into geological storage (Oxford Net Zero Climate)

"The cycle of carbon between the Earth’s surface and its deep interior is a key component of our goldilocks planet. Without it we would not have life or water on the planet today. Natural carbon burial has provided us with the fossil fuels we have used to develop our technologically advanced society, but through greenhouse gas emissions, it is also rapidly starting to degrade the quality of life on the planet. To bring this cycle back into balance we need not only to cut emissions but also accelerate the natural return of CO2 back to the Earth. There is a plethora of methods for doing this. In the 7th discussion in the Oxford Net Zero Series, hosted by the Oxford Martin School, Professor Mike Kendall, Professor Joe Cartwright and Dr Tom Kettlety will discuss sub-sea storage of CO2."

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18.10.2021

# Media

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Reuters: Occidental sees profits in carbon capture, downplays oil production growth -CEO

"U.S. oil and gas producer Occidental (OXY.N) wants to raise margins and re-establish dividend payments with new businesses such as carbon capture rather than producing more oil and gas, Chief Executive Vicki A. Hollub said on Thursday."

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