17.09.2019

# New Publications

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Mayer, Benoit (2019): Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage. Existing and Emerging Legal Principles

Mayer, Benoit (2019): Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage. Existing and Emerging Legal Principles. In Carbon & Climate Law Review 13 (2), pp. 113–121. DOI: 10.21552/cclr/2019/2/6.

"The Paris Agreement was largely understood as an implicit recognition of the need for a large-scale deployment of negative emissions technologies, in particular bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS), as part of an enhanced action on climate change mitigation. Yet, a large-scale deployment of BECCS, if feasible at all, would raise serious concerns relating to the social and environmental impacts of bioenergy, the safety of the transportation and the durability of the storage, as well as more general matters of cost-sharing, burden-sharing and responsibilities on the international plane. Although no international law instrument addresses these concerns specifically, some principles of general international law are relevant. Accordingly, this article identifies existing and emerging principles of general international law of relevance to BECCS and discusses the need for and opportunity of further developments."

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17.09.2019

# Media

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Channel 4 News: The machines that could stop climate change

"We've just lived through the four warmest years on record, say scientists. And in Switzerland, temperature rises are twice the global mean."

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17.09.2019

# Media

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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

# Projects

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Project: Green Sand

"Take carbon out of the atmosphere in a cost effective, sustainable way with greenSand CO2 Certificates."

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17.09.2019

# Projects

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Project: Shopify: We need to talk about carbon

"The Shopify Sustainability Fund will house all of our environmental investments, including carbon sequestration. Our intention is to increase our financial commitment annually based on our revenue growth."

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17.09.2019

# Media

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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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17.09.2019

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Carbon Brief: The net-zero climate change conference in Oxford

"This week, the city of Oxford played host to an international conference on “achieving net-zero”. The event follows hot on the heels of the UK becoming the first major economy to set a net-zero climate target."

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17.09.2019

# New Publications

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Breyer, Christian; et al. (2019): Direct Air Capture of CO2. A Key Technology for Ambitious Climate Change Mitigation

Breyer, Christian; Fasihi, Mahdi; Bajamundi, Cyril; Creutzig, Felix (2019): Direct Air Capture of CO2. A Key Technology for Ambitious Climate Change Mitigation. In Joule. DOI: 10.1016/j.joule.2019.08.010.

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17.09.2019

# New Publications

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Pan, YiWen; et al. (2019): A sea trial of air-lift concept artificial upwelling in the East China Sea

Pan, YiWen; Li, Yifan; Fan, Wei; Zhang, DaHai; Qiang, Yongfa; Jiang, ZongPei; Chen, Ying (2019): A sea trial of air-lift concept artificial upwelling in the East China Sea. In Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. DOI: 10.1175/JTECH-D-18-0238.1.

"Artificial upwelling (AU), as one of the geoengineering tools, has received worldwide attention because of its potential ability to actualize ocean fertilization in a sustainable way. The severe challenges of AU are the design and fabrication of a technologically robust device with structural longevity which can maintain the function in a variable and complex hydrodynamics of the upper ocean. In this work, a sea-trial of an air-lift concept AU system driven by self-powered energy was carried out in the East China Sea (ECS) (30°8′14″N, 122°44′59″E) to assess the logistics of at-sea deployment and the durability of the equipment under extremely complex hydrodynamic condition from Sep 3rd to 7th, 2014."

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17.09.2019

# Political Papers

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NFU: NFU unveils its plan for British farming to deliver net zero

"The NFU's new report, Achieving Net Zero: Farming’s 2040 Goal, sets out three pillars of activity that will help the industry to reach its ambitious goal. These are: Improving farming’s productive efficiency - Improving land management and changing land use to capture more carbon - Boosting renewable energy and the wider bio-economy."

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