26.01.2020

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Newswise: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore Lab Foundation, ClimateWorks to unveil report on California’s road to carbon neutrality

"LLNL will host a briefing to unveil the new report “Getting to Neutral: Options for Negative Carbon Emissions in California,” which identifies a robust suite of technologies to help California clear the last hurdle and become carbon neutral by 2045."

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26.01.2020

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Committee on Climate Change: Major shift in UK land use needed to deliver Net Zero emissions

"The UK has committed to becoming a Net Zero economy by 2050. Meeting that goal requires a transformation in land use across the UK. Government must confront the rapid changes that are now needed, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says in its first ever in-depth advice on UK agricultural policies."

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26.01.2020

# New Publications

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Snæbjörnsdóttir, Sandra Ó.; et al. (2020): Carbon Dioxide Storage through Mineral Carbonation

Snæbjörnsdóttir, Sandra Ó., Bergur Sigfússon, Chiara Marieni, David Goldberg, Sigurður R. Gislason, and Eric H. Oelkers (2020): Carbon Dioxide Storage through Mineral Carbonation. Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, January. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43017-019-0011-8.

"In this Review, we discuss the potential of mineral carbonation to address the global CCS challenge and contribute to long-term reductions in atmospheric CO2."

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26.01.2020

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Caphenia: The CAPHENIA Process

"Carbon dioxide is transformed into carbon-neutral fuel for aircraft, ships, and land vehicles. Our truly innovative technology embodies a brilliant combination of four sub-processes."

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26.01.2020

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New patent: System and Method for Carbon Dioxide Capture and Sequestration

"A method and a system capable of removing carbon dioxide directly from ambient air, and obtaining relatively pure CO2. The method comprises the steps of generating usable and process heat from a primary production process, applying the process heat from said primary process to co-generate substantially saturated steam, alternately repeatedly exposing a sorbent to removal and to capture regeneration system phases, wherein said sorbent is alternately exposed to a flow of ambient air during said removal phase, to sorb, and therefore remove, carbon dioxide from said ambient air, and to a flow of the process steam during the regeneration and capture phase, to remove the sorbed carbon dioxide, thus regenerating such sorbent, and capturing in relatively pure form the removed carbon dioxide."

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26.01.2020

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Blog post: Berggruen Institute: The Plan for a Circular Carbon Economy

"The market for captured CO2 products could be worth $1 trillion."

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23.01.2020

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Bloomberg Green: Why Oil Giants Figured Out Carbon Costs First: Gernot Wagner

"In 1991, an Exxon subsidiary calculated the need for a price of $75 per ton of carbon dioxide to stabilize Canada's carbon emissions—a steep price much higher than even today’s consensus views."

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23.01.2020

# New Publications

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Hu, Bin; et al. (2020): Can bioenergy carbon capture and storage aggravate global water crisis?

Hu, Bin; Zhang, Yilun; Li, Yi; Teng, Yanguo; Yue, Weifeng (2020): Can bioenergy carbon capture and storage aggravate global water crisis? In Science of the Total Environment, p. 136856. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.136856.

"A bottom-up analysis approach was applied in this paper to calculating water consumption for BECCS and estimating water quality deterioration caused by increasing fertilizer and pesticide application. The results indicated that water usage of BECCS was equal to adding 12.86%–16.64% (switchgrass) and 17.59%–26.06% (miscanthus) additional water stress on global available water resources at 2100. Additional N fertilizer application in 2100 would be equal to over 84%, 55% and 42% for both switchgrass and miscanthus under three CCS capture efficiency scenarios, respectively, comparing to such global scale in 2012."

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23.01.2020

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Geek Wire: Seattle startup Nori raises cash for blockchain marketplace to fight climate change

"The cryptocurrency would pay farmers to capture the gas by using sustainable farming techniques that promote the growth of microbes and bacteria in topsoil. The microscopic organisms pull CO2 out of the air and hold it in the ground where it won’t heat the planet."

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22.01.2020

# Calls & events

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Job: Postdoc (2 years) on politics of climate change and negative emissions (Lunds Universitet)

Deadline: 09. February 2020

"The successful applicant will be appointed for two years and will work within one or both of the below two work packages. We ask applicants to clearly state how their application is positioned in relation to these work packages.

1. Discursive analysis of emerging narratives on carbon dioxide removal, across private sector and civil society groups, and focusing on a range of possible negative emission technologies.

2. Political economic analysis of emergent carbon removal practices, based on case study methods. This working package involves document analysis and interviews with companies and other stakeholders, following industry events and policy seminars."

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