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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22.03.2021

# New Publications

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Santos, Mónica P.S.; et al. (2021): Unlocking the potential of pulp and paper industry to achieve carbon-negative emissions via calcium looping retrofit

Santos, Mónica P.S.; Manovic, Vasilije; Hanak, Dawid P. (2021): Unlocking the potential of pulp and paper industry to achieve carbon-negative emissions via calcium looping retrofit. In Journal of Cleaner Production 280, p. 124431. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.124431.

"This study proposes a new concept for conversion of the pulp and paper industry to carbon negative that relies on the inherent CO2 capture capability of the Kraft process."

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18.03.2021

# New Publications

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Soimakallio, Sampo; et al. (2021): On the trade-offs and synergies between forest carbon sequestration and substitution

Soimakallio, Sampo; Kalliokoski, Tuomo; Lehtonen, Aleksi; Salminen, Olli (2021): On the trade-offs and synergies between forest carbon sequestration and substitution. In Mitig Adapt Strat Glob Change 26 (1), pp. 1–17. DOI: 10.1007/s11027-021-09942-9.

"Forest biomass can be used in two different ways to limit the growth of the atmospheric greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations: (1) to provide negative emissions through sequestration of carbon into forests and harvested wood products or (2) to avoid GHG emissions through substitution of non-renewable raw materials with wood. We study the trade-offs and synergies between these strategies using three different Finnish national-level forest scenarios between 2015 and 2044 as examples."

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12.03.2021

# Media

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PR Newswire: Aker Carbon Capture, Ørsted and Microsoft commit to explore development of carbon capture

"New collaboration to explore the technological, regulatory, and commercial possibilities of developing carbon capture at biomass-fired heat and power plants."

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08.03.2021

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Reuters: Chevron to build California carbon capture plant with Microsoft, Schlumberger

"Chevron said on Thursday the plant, located in the city of Mendota, will convert agricultural biomass to electricity, and almost all the carbon captured in the conversion of agricultural waste would be stored underground."

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01.03.2021

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nd: It comes down to dirt (German)

German article about biomass and biochar.

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10.02.2021

# Media

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Yorkshire Post: Drax to double biomass production with £436m deal to slash carbon emissions

"Drax is to buy a Canadian wood pellet producer for £436m in a deal which will double its biomass production capacity and turn it into the world’s leading biomass generation and supply business."

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18.12.2020

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Global Newswire: Vow ASA : A breakthrough solution in the fight against climate change

"Vow ASA´s pyrolysis technology converts sludge, organic waste, and other types of biomass into biocarbon and biogas."

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30.11.2020

# Media

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Canadian Biomass: A natural win: wood pellets’ role in transitioning from fossil fuels

"While wood pellets are already part of the climate solution, the future holds even more promise. Emerging technology such as carbon capture and storage (CCS) promises to use wood pellets to achieve negative GHG emissions which are mixed with a solvent and then, instead of being released to the atmosphere, are sent through a pipeline to deep underground air pockets where they are permanently stored."

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