12.07.2021

# New Publications

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Fridahl, Mathias; et al. (2021): Biochar Deployment Drivers and Barriers in Least Developed Countries

Fridahl, Mathias, Simon Haikola, Peter Msumali Rogers, and Anders Hansson (2021): Biochar Deployment Drivers and Barriers in Least Developed Countries. Handbook of Climate Change Management, 1–30. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22759-3_324-1.

"‌The chapter concludes that the idea of carbon removal alone is unlikely to motivate widespread biochar deployment in LDCs."

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14.06.2021

# New Publications

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Belmonte, Beatriz A.; et al. (2021): A fuzzy optimization model for planning integrated terrestrial carbon management networks

Belmonte, Beatriz A.; Aviso, Kathleen B.; Benjamin, Michael Francis D.; Tan, Raymond R. (2021): A fuzzy optimization model for planning integrated terrestrial carbon management networks. In Clean Techn Environ Policy, pp. 1–13. DOI: 10.1007/s10098-021-02119-7.

"Although recent papers have reported the development of process integration models for optimizing carbon management networks based on either biochar application or enhanced weathering, none have reported models integrating these two NETs in the same system. To address this gap, a fuzzy mixed-integer linear programming model is developed that integrates biochar application and enhanced weathering for large-scale carbon sequestration."

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10.06.2021

# New Publications

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Tan, Raymond R.; et al. (2021): Pinch-based planning of terrestrial carbon management networks

Tan, Raymond R.; Aviso, Kathleen B.; Bandyopadhyay, Santanu (2021): Pinch-based planning of terrestrial carbon management networks. In Cleaner Engineering and Technology 4, p. 100141. DOI: 10.1016/j.clet.2021.100141.

"In this work, a pinch analysis approach for the planning of CMNs based on either enhanced weathering or biochar application is developed."

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19.04.2021

# Media

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Blog: su-re.co: What are the disadvantages of biochar?

"Some researchers stated that biochar implementation with the right amount to improve soil quality from physical, biological, and chemical reviews still requires further study. Many variables need to be studied more."

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18.03.2021

# New Publications

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Fawzy, Samer; et al. (2021): Industrial biochar systems for atmospheric carbon removal: a review

Fawzy, Samer; Osman, Ahmed I.; Yang, Haiping; Doran, John; Rooney, David W. (2021): Industrial biochar systems for atmospheric carbon removal: a review. In Environ Chem Lett, pp. 1–33. DOI: 10.1007/s10311-021-01210-1.

"Herein, we review the design and development of biochar systems, and we investigate the carbon removal industry."

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10.03.2021

# Media

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Renew Economy: How an Australian biochar start-up inspired Microsoft’s negative carbon plan

"Believe it or not, this obscure, small-scale technology, designed and built by Melbourne-based startup Rainbow Bee Eater and called “ECHO2”, has caught the attention of tech colossus Microsoft, which bought a large number of the project’s carbon credits over Finnish carbon removal marketplace Puro.earth."

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10.03.2021

# Political Papers

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Verde, Stefano; Chiaramonti, David (2021): The biochar system in the EU: the pieces are falling into place, but key policy questions remain

Verde, Stefano; Chiaramonti, David (2021): The biochar system in the EU: the pieces are falling into place, but key policy questions remain. Policy Briefs, 2021/08. Florence School of Regulation, Climate. Retrieved from Cadmus, European University Institute Research Repository, at: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/70349.

"So far, the lack of an enabling and supportive policy framework at the EU level and, consequently, low demand for biochar as a soil amendment, has been the main barrier to widespread diffusion of the biochar system. Such framework is now under construction, but its final configuration is still undefined."

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02.03.2021

# New Publications

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Terlouw, Tom; et al. (2021): Life cycle assessment of carbon dioxide removal technologies: a critical review

Terlouw, Tom; Bauer, Christian; Rosa, Lorenzo; Mazzotti, Marco (2021): Life cycle assessment of carbon dioxide removal technologies: a critical review. In Energy & Environmental Science. DOI: 10.1039/D0EE03757E.

"We present a critical review on conducted Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) of a comprehensive set of CDR technologies: afforestation and reforestation, biochar, soil carbon sequestration, enhanced weathering, ocean fertilisation, bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, and direct air carbon capture and storage."

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01.03.2021

# Media

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nd: It comes down to dirt (German)

German article about biomass and biochar.

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16.02.2021

# Media

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AuManufacturing: Biochar: An Ancient Waste-to-Value Product

"A miracle all-in-one soil improver, waste disposer and planet saviour, or a biomassive waste of time?"

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