20.08.2018

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Government.no: The Norwegian Government continues with the planning of a demonstration project for CO2 capture, transport and storage

"Both the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) point to CCS as a necessary option to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions in line with the climate goals at the lowest possible costs."

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20.08.2018

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Science News: Faster way to make mineral to remove carbon dioxide from atmosphere

"Scientists have developed an accelerated way to produce magnesite, a mineral which can capture the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, at room temperature. Removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere would slow global warming. This work takes a different approach to existing processes, and may make it economically viable, but it is at an early stage and is not yet an industrial process."

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16.08.2018

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Politico: Europe mulls stripping carbon from the skies

"Carbon removal schemes range from planting lots of trees to more experimental methods to artificially suck up carbon. Some of those ideas are grouped under the label geoengineering, something that’s long been anathema because of fears that overt tinkering with the planet could lead to catastrophe."

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16.08.2018

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L'Echo: Capturing CO2 can't replace forests (French)

French article on CE.

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16.08.2018

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Phys.org: Scientists find way to make mineral which can remove CO2 from atmosphere

"Scientists have found a rapid way of producing magnesite, a mineral which stores carbon dioxide. If this can be developed to an industrial scale, it opens the door to removing CO2 from the atmosphere for long-term storage."

Scientists have found a rapid way of producing magnesite, a mineral which stores carbon dioxide. If this can be developed to an industrial scale, it opens the door to removing CO2 from the atmosphere for long-term storage, thus countering the global warming effect of atmospheric CO2. This work is presented at the Goldschmidt conference in Boston.

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-08-scientists-mineral-co2-atmosphere.html#jCp"
Scientists have found a rapid way of producing magnesite, a mineral which stores carbon dioxide. If this can be developed to an industrial scale, it opens the door to removing CO2 from the atmosphere for long-term storage, thus countering the global warming effect of atmospheric CO2. This work is presented at the Goldschmidt conference in Boston.

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-08-scientists-mineral-co2-atmosphere.html#jC
Scientists have found a rapid way of producing magnesite, a mineral which stores carbon dioxide. If this can be developed to an industrial scale, it opens the door to removing CO2 from the atmosphere for long-term storage, thus countering the global warming effect of atmospheric CO2. This work is presented at the Goldschmidt conference in Boston.

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-08-scientists-mineral-co2-atmosphere.html#jCp"

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11.08.2018

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Earth911: Talking Direct Air Capture of Atmospheric CO2 with Peter Fiekowsky

"Peter Fiekowsky joined Earth911’s Sustainability In Your Ear podcast recently to explain direct air capture, a technology that extracts carbon dioxide from the air. Peter also spoke with Earth911 in June about ocean iron fertilization, another approach to sequestering carbon on the ocean floor."

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10.08.2018

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teKK: Forests are crucial for limiting climate change to 1.5 degrees (German)

German article on CE.

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08.08.2018

# New Publications

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Harper, A. B.; et al. (2018): Land-use emissions play a critical role in land-based mitigation for Paris climate targets

Harper, A. B.; Powell, T.; Cox, P. M.; House, J.; Huntingford, C.; Lenton, T. M. et al. (2018): Land-use emissions play a critical role in land-based mitigation for Paris climate targets. In: Nat Comms 9 (1), S. 405. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-05340-z.

"Here we show that additional land-use change to meet a 1.5 °C climate change target could result in net losses of carbon from the land. The effectiveness of BECCS strongly depends on several assumptions related to the choice of biomass, the fate of initial above ground biomass, and the fossil-fuel emissions offset in the energy system. Depending on these factors, carbon removed from the atmosphere through BECCS could easily be offset by losses due to land-use change. If BECCS involves replacing high-carbon content ecosystems with crops, then forest-based mitigation could be more eficient for atmospheric CO2 removal than BECCS."

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08.08.2018

# New Publications

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Bond-Lamberty, B.; et al. (2018): Globally rising soil heterotrophic respiration over recent decades

Bond-Lamberty, B.; Bailey, V. L.; Chen, M.; Gough, C. M.; Vargas, R. (2018): Globally rising soil heterotrophic respiration over recent decades. In: Nature 560 (7716), S. 80–83. DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0358-x

"Here we use an updated global soil respiration database9 to show that the observed soil surface RH:RS ratio increased significantly, from 0.54 to 0.63, between 1990 and 2014 (P = 0.009). Three additional lines of evidence provide support for this finding. By analysing two separate global gross primary production datasets10,11, we find that the ratios of both RH and RS to gross primary production have increased over time."

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07.08.2018

# New Publications

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Goldberg, David; et al. (2018): Geological storage of CO 2 in sub-seafloor basalt. The CarbonSAFE pre-feasibility study offshore Washington State and British Columbia

Goldberg, David; Aston, Lara; Bonneville, Alain; Demirkanli, Inci; Evans, Curtis; Fisher, Andrew et al. (2018): Geological storage of CO 2 in sub-seafloor basalt. The CarbonSAFE pre-feasibility study offshore Washington State and British Columbia. In: Energy Procedia 146, S. 158–165. DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2018.07.020.

"Sub-seafloor basalts are very common on Earth and enable CO2 mineralization as a long-term storage mechanism, permanently sequestering the carbon in solid rock form. Our project goals include the evaluation of this reservoir as an industrial-scale CO2 storage complex, developing potential source/transport scenarios, conducting laboratory and modeling studies to determine the potential capacity of the reservoir, and completing an assessment of economic, regulatory and project management risks."

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