05.07.2021

# New Publications

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Sabatino, Francesco; et al. (2021): A comparative energy and costs assessment and optimization for direct air capture technologies

Sabatino, Francesco; Grimm, Alexa; Gallucci, Fausto; van Sint Annaland, Martin; Kramer, Gert Jan; Gazzani, Matteo (2021): A comparative energy and costs assessment and optimization for direct air capture technologies. In Joule. DOI: 10.1016/j.joule.2021.05.023.

"In this study, we discuss the optimal process design and performance for the main DAC technologies, starting from publicly available unit designs and data and by using advanced simulation tools."

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01.07.2021

# New Publications

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Eghtedari Naeini, Milad (2021): Uncertainty in cost-benefit analysis of climate policy : climate-economy model evaluation and extension

Eghtedari Naeini, Milad (2021): Uncertainty in cost-benefit analysis of climate policy : climate-economy model evaluation and extension. Dissertation. The University Of Texas At Austin.

"The goal of this dissertation is to assess the uncertainty in cost-benefit analysis of climate change and corresponding damages."

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07.06.2021

# New Publications

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Lackner, Klaus S.; Azarabadi, Habib (2021): Buying down the Cost of Direct Air Capture

Lackner, Klaus S.; Azarabadi, Habib (2021): Buying down the Cost of Direct Air Capture. In Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.0c04839.

"We developed an analytical buy-down model to investigate what it would take to lower the cost of DAC to $100/ton CO2."

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31.05.2021

# Media

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Video: Climate Chat Club: $100K/ton!?! - The Ultimate Cost of Carbon. David Archer Interview

"Climate scientist David Archer of the University of Chicago discusses his research on the Ultimate Cost of Carbon (UCC): The climate impacts of release CO2 if the negative effects are not discounted. He also discusses the *very* long term impacts that our emissions of CO2 have on the climate (~500,000 years!)."

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24.05.2021

# New Publications

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Honegger, Matthias; et al. (2021): Who is paying for carbon dioxide removal? Designing policy instruments for mobilizing negative emissions technologies

Honegger, Matthias; Poralla, Matthias; Michaelowa, Axel; Ahonen, Hanna-Mari (2021): Who is paying for carbon dioxide removal? Designing policy instruments for mobilizing negative emissions technologies. In Front. Clim. 3, p. 50. DOI: 10.3389/fclim.2021.672996.

"In this policy and practice review, we develop six functions jointly needed for policy mixes mobilizing CDR in a manner compatible with the Paris Agreement’s objectives. We discuss the emerging CDR financing efforts in light of these functions, and we chart a path to a meaningful long-term structuring of policies and financing instruments."

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17.05.2021

# New Publications

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Giannousakis, Anastasis; et al. (2021): How uncertainty in technology costs and carbon dioxide removal availability affect climate mitigation pathways

Giannousakis, Anastasis; Hilaire, Jérôme; Nemet, Gregory F.; Luderer, Gunnar; Pietzcker, Robert C.; Rodrigues, Renato et al. (2021): How uncertainty in technology costs and carbon dioxide removal availability affect climate mitigation pathways. In Energy 216, p. 119253. DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2020.119253.

"We assess how energy supply costs and carbon dioxide removal (CDR) availability affect mitigation by performing a sensitivity analysis with the energy-economy-climate model REMIND. We use new scenarios with carbon price paths that aim to reduce the frequently seen temperature overshoot."

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12.04.2021

# Media

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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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31.03.2021

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Blog: Gernot Wagner: Eight priorities for calculating the social cost of carbon

"Advice to the Biden administration as it seeks to account for mounting losses from storms, wildfires and other climate impacts."

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31.03.2021

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Blog: Gernot Wagner: Recalculate the social cost of carbon

"The science is ripe to update estimates of CO2 emissions costs. Calls to scrap the calculation are misguided."

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15.03.2021

# New Publications

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Jiang, Yuan; et al. (2021): Techno-economic comparison of various process configurations for post-combustion carbon capture using a single-component water-lean solvent

Jiang, Yuan; Mathias, Paul M.; Freeman, Charles J.; Swisher, Joseph A.; Zheng, Richard F.; Whyatt, Greg A.; Heldebrant, David J. (2021): Techno-economic comparison of various process configurations for post-combustion carbon capture using a single-component water-lean solvent. In International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 106, p. 103279. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2021.103279.

"Even though advanced process configurations have been intensively studied for aqueous amines, few discussions can be found in the open literature for water-lean solvents. In order to fill the gap, the present study focuses on the process designs towards lower carbon capture cost enabled by water-lean solvents."

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