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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15.03.2021

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Phys.org: Cheaper carbon capture is on the way

"As part of a marathon research effort to lower the cost of carbon capture, chemists have now demonstrated a method to seize carbon dioxide (CO2) that reduces costs by 19 percent compared to current commercial technology."

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08.03.2021

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Medium: Addressing Climate Change through Soil Carbon: What is needed to align incentives?

"Much has been written about the potential disruptions, yet there is also an opportunity to act now to mitigate these disasters. Soil carbon’s role in this is nothing new, but the potential for the earth’s soil to sequester 100–150 billion tons of carbon from the atmosphere cannot be ignored(*1)."

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