10.06.2021

# New Publications

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Amelse, Jeffrey; K. Behrens, Paul (2021): Sequestering Biomass for Natural, Efficient, and Low-Cost Direct Air Capture of Carbon Dioxide

Amelse, Jeffrey; K. Behrens, Paul (2021): Sequestering Biomass for Natural, Efficient, and Low-Cost Direct Air Capture of Carbon Dioxide. In SSRN Journal.

"The only way to permanently remove CO2 already in the atmosphere is to break the Carbon Cycle by growing biomass from atmospheric CO2 and permanently sequestering that biomass carbon."

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17.05.2021

# New Publications

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Javed, Mahnoor; et al. (2021): An overview of effect of process parameters for removal of CO2 using biomass-derived adsorbents

Javed, Mahnoor; Zahoor, Muhammad; Mazari, Shaukat Ali; Qureshi, Sundus Saeed; Sabzoi, Nizamuddin; Jatoi, Abdul Sattar; Mubarak, Nabisab Mujawar (2021): An overview of effect of process parameters for removal of CO2 using biomass-derived adsorbents. In Biomass Conv. Bioref., pp. 1–19. DOI: 10.1007/s13399-021-01548-0.

"This review attempts to report and critically analyze the work conducted on the synthesis of biomass-derived adsorbents from various biomasses."

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22.04.2021

# Calls & events

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Call for Evidence: Role of biomass in achieving net zero: call for evidence

Deadline: 15. June 2021

"To inform the development of the upcoming biomass strategy, we're seeking evidence on how sustainable biomass should be sourced and used to best support our net zero target."

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13.04.2021

# Media

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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

# Media

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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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06.04.2021

# New Publications

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Clery, Diarmaid S.; et al. (2021): The effect of biomass ashes and potassium salts on MEA degradation for BECCS

Clery, Diarmaid S.; Mason, Patrick E.; Barnes, Douglas C.; Szuhánszki, János; Akram, Muhammad; Jones, Jenny M. et al. (2021): The effect of biomass ashes and potassium salts on MEA degradation for BECCS. In International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 108, p. 103305. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2021.103305.

"This study investigates the comparative impact of inherently different biomass and coal ashes on the laboratory and pilot scale degradation of 30 wt% aqueous monoethanolamine (MEA), relevant to post-combustion CO2 capture."

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06.04.2021

# New Publications

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Yang, F.; et al. (2021): Carbon capture and biomass in industry: A techno-economic analysis and comparison of negative emission options

Yang, F.; Meerman, J. C.; Faaij, A.P.C. (2021): Carbon capture and biomass in industry: A techno-economic analysis and comparison of negative emission options. In Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 144, p. 111028. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2021.111028.

"[A]n integrated evaluation of the techno-economic performance regarding CO2 capture and biomass use was performed for five energy-intensive industrial sub-sectors."

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29.03.2021

# New Publications

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Terrer, C.; et al. (2021): A trade-off between plant and soil carbon storage under elevated CO2

Terrer, C.; Phillips, R. P.; Hungate, B. A.; Rosende, J.; Pett-Ridge, J.; Craig, M. E. et al. (2021): A trade-off between plant and soil carbon storage under elevated CO2. In Nature 591 (7851), pp. 599–603. DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-03306-8.

"Here we synthesized data from 108 eCO2 experiments and found that the effect of eCO2 on SOC stocks is best explained by a negative relationship with plant biomass: when plant biomass is strongly stimulated by eCO2, SOC storage declines; conversely, when biomass is weakly stimulated, SOC storage increases."

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22.03.2021

# New Publications

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Zhou, Hewen; et al. (2021): Prospective contributions of biomass pyrolysis to China’s 2050 carbon reduction and renewable energy goals

Zhou, Hewen; Bartocci, Pietro; Fantozzi, Francesco; Mašek, Ondřej; Agblevor, Foster; Wei, Zhiyu et al. (2021): Prospective contributions of biomass pyrolysis to China’s 2050 carbon reduction and renewable energy goals. In nature communications.

"While bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) may need years to mature, this study focuses on developing a ready-to-implement biomass intermediate pyrolysis poly-generation (BIPP) technology to produce a potentially stable form of biochar, a medium for carbon storage, and to provide a significant source of valuable biofuels, especially pyrolysis gas."

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