13.04.2021

# New Publications

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Stenzel, Fabian, et al. (2021): Global scenarios of irrigation water abstractions for bioenergy production: a systematic review

Stenzel, Fabian; Gerten, Dieter; Hanasaki, Naota (2021): Global scenarios of irrigation water abstractions for bioenergy production: a systematic review. In Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 25 (4), pp. 1711–1726. DOI: 10.5194/hess-25-1711-2021.

"This paper reviews existing global assessments of freshwater abstractions for bioenergy production and puts these estimates into the context of scenarios of other water-use sectors."

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13.04.2021

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New Scientist: Carbon-negative crops may mean water shortages for 4.5 billion people

"Fabian Stenzel at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany and his colleagues project that the water needed to irrigate enough energy crops to stay under the 1.5°C limit would leave 4.58 billion people experiencing high water stress by 2100 – up from 2.28 billion today. That is 300 million more people than a scenario in which BECCS isn’t used at scale and warming spirals to a devastating 3°C."

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13.04.2021

# Media

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Neues Deutschland: Tipping point for water reservoirs (German)

German article about a recently-published Nature paper by Florian Stenzel et al.

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13.04.2021

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Podcast: Radio Ecoshock: The Decade After Tomorrow

"Let’s just green the planet! We will reforest Earth to capture carbon dioxide that threatens the future. Official institutions are counting on that bio-capture and storage. But like so many big human ideas, this climate solution could make things worse. Our guest Fabian Stenzel is a PhD Student in Germany."

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13.04.2021

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Frontiers for Young Minds: Protecting Our Climate by Turning CO2 Into Stone

"In this article, we report on a method that has been demonstrated in Iceland, in which CO2 is injected deep into the ground and turned into stone—a natural way of dealing with CO2 emissions!"

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13.04.2021

# Calls & events

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Job: Program Manager: Ocean-Based Climate Solutions (Ocean Visions)

Deadline: 07. May 2021

"The Program Manager will plan, coordinate, and lead implementation of an important portion of our work to advance ocean-based carbon dioxide removal (CDR)."

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12.04.2021

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Energy Live News: Bioenergy and CCS could help the UK save more than £4.5bn over the coming decade

"Achieving the net zero target without BECCS would cost the UK an additional £15 billion, according to a new report."

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12.04.2021

# New Publications

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Wang, Yushan; et al. (2021): Carbon Dioxide Capture by Non-aqueous Blend in Rotating Packed Bed Reactor: Absorption and Desorption Investigation

Wang, Yushan; Dong, Yuning; Zhang, Liangliang; Chu, Guangwen; Zou, Haikui; Sun, Baochang; Zeng, Xiaofei (2021): Carbon Dioxide Capture by Non-aqueous Blend in Rotating Packed Bed Reactor: Absorption and Desorption Investigation. In Separation and Purification Technology, p. 118714. DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2021.118714.

"In this work, 2-amino-2-methyl-1-propanol (AMP), 2-(2-aminoethylamino)ethanol (AEEA), N-methyl pyrrolidone (NMP) tri-solvent blend is used as a novel non-aqueous absorbent for CO2 capture process in rotating packed bed (RPB) reactor, which is employed to intensify the mass transfer in both absorption and desorption process."

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12.04.2021

# New Publications

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Paulo, Carlos; et al. (2021): Evaluating feedstocks for carbon dioxide removal by enhanced rock weathering and CO2 mineralization

Paulo, Carlos; Power, Ian M.; Stubbs, Amanda R.; Wang, Baolin; Zeyen, Nina; Wilson, Siobhan A. (2021): Evaluating feedstocks for carbon dioxide removal by enhanced rock weathering and CO2 mineralization. In Applied Geochemistry, p. 104955. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2021.104955.

"We have developed a new method to evaluate the reactivity of mineral feedstocks that consists of a batch leach test using CO2 coupled with total inorganic carbon (TIC) analysis to quantify easily extractable Mg and Ca from non-carbonate (desirable) cation sources."

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12.04.2021

# Media

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Statesman Journal: Carbon dioxide removal every bit as key

"Oregon has long been a leader in advancing climate policies. But we need to accelerate and expand that work – for our state and the nation. To fight climate change and grow our economy, we should increase federal investments and create stronger incentives for climate solutions like carbon dioxide removal and carbon storage."

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