18.10.2021

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Reuters: Occidental sees profits in carbon capture, downplays oil production growth -CEO

"U.S. oil and gas producer Occidental (OXY.N) wants to raise margins and re-establish dividend payments with new businesses such as carbon capture rather than producing more oil and gas, Chief Executive Vicki A. Hollub said on Thursday."

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08.10.2021

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Mountaineerenews: Bridge Initiative developing carbon dioxide removal policy solutions for West Virginia

"On Sept. 24, the Bridge initiative for Science and Technology Policy, Leadership, and Communications hosted a virtual kick-off meeting for their new science and technology policy study on carbon dioxide removal. The aim of CDR is to remove existing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere using land management strategies, accelerated weathering, bioenergy with carbon capture and sequestration, and direct air capture and sequestration. CDR presents potentially important economic and policy opportunities for West Virginia."

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04.10.2021

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Video: What does a full-fledged carbon removal industry look like? (Carbon Removal Updates Week #109)

"We need to remove 100 parts per million of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. That means removing about 1 trillion tons of carbon dioxide...and doing something useful with it! I've got an insatiable desire to help figure this out. The changing climate will create the first trillionaire."


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04.10.2021

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Bennett, Jeffrey A.; et al. (2021): Life cycle meta-analysis of carbon capture pathways in power plants: Implications for bioenergy with carbon capture and storage

Bennett, Jeffrey A.; Abotalib, Mohammad; Zhao, Fu; Clarens, Andres F. (2021): Life cycle meta-analysis of carbon capture pathways in power plants: Implications for bioenergy with carbon capture and storage. In International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 111, p. 103468. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2021.103468.

"Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) based electricity generation is one possible approach for delivering large-scale carbon dioxide removal from the atmosphere. This study evaluates the environmental impacts of leveraging existing power plants for BECCS. We performed a life cycle meta-analysis of eight carbon capture technologies, including five previously simulated only for coal and natural gas, for both steam cycle and integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plants. We found that IGCC plants offer the best balance of negative emissions, energy return on investment (EROI) and low water use irrespective of capture technologies. Planned IGCC plants tend to be large whereas biomass-fired power plants are often small and distributed in the landscape because of the distributed nature of the fuel. Steam cycle plants had larger negative emissions, but also lower EROI, and so blending with coal may be necessary to achieve a suitable EROI. Steam cycles were sensitive to capture technology type, and results found membrane and calcium looping capture technologies offer a balance between negative emissions, EROI and water use when fired using coal-biomass blends. These results suggest that steam cycle power plants may be the most desirable candidates to support early-stage deployment of BECCS."

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30.09.2021

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Tin Fischer: #TrillionTrees

"Why do Jane Goodall or Marc Benioff think that the world needs a #TrillionTrees? It's a weird story about made up figures, an inspiring German, a flawed study, and a media frenzy. It all begins in 2013, with a boy’s speech in the UN assembly hall"

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27.09.2021

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GreenBiz: Amazon invests in the Amazon

"Early this month, Amazon launched a regenerative agriculture and agroforestry accelerator to help farmers restore the company's namesake forest ecosystem, increase carbon removals and create income sources for farmers that encourages sustainable practices instead of ones based on environmentally harmful practices."

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27.09.2021

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Thomson Reuters Foundation News: Pollution to products? Recycled carbon emissions are coming to consumer shelves

"WASHINGTON, Sept 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A long-forgotten industrial fermentation process is allowing a small share of climate-changing carbon pollution to be turned into household products, with the first items available this year."

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27.09.2021

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Podcast: Carbon Removal Newsroom: Climate Week NYC: a market for carbon removal, as told by buyers and sellers

"In this special bonus episode of Carbon Removal Newsroom, we’re bringing you a panel from this week at Climate Week NYC that covers the state of the carbon removal market, as told by today’s buyers and sellers. The panel is hosted by CarbonCure technologies and is moderated by Peter Minor, Director of Science and Innovation at Carbon180. Panelists include: Robert Niven, CarbonCure Technologies Chair & CEO Stacy Kauk, Shopify Sustainability Fund Director Mischa Repmann, Swiss Re Senior Environmental Management Specialist & Marcius Extavour, XPRIZE Vice President of Energy & Climate Listen in for a comprehensive assessment of the current state of the carbon removal market, and to hear goals and predictions for the future of the industry. The panelists discuss the pace of innovation, market making, carbon removal as a de-risking mechanism, and the role that government should play in scaling up the market. Then, the panelists answer an assortment of audience questions during the last 30 minutes of the event."

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17.09.2021

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Gasworld: Aker’s partnership could see first ‘sold as service’ carbon capture and storage

"A joint venture between sustainable carbon company Carbonor and carbon capture solutions provider Aker Carbon Capture (ACC) could see the first time that carbon capture and storage is sold as a service, where a fee is paid based upon the amount of carbon captured."

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30.08.2021

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GreenBiz: U.S. infrastructure bill lays foundation for carbon management economy

"It’s not the law of the land yet, but one of the most potentially impactful aspects of the bipartisan infrastructure bill for climate techies is the groundwork it lays for new economic opportunities based on capturing and sequestering carbon emissions. The support for the so-called carbon management economy takes many shapes within the bill, and is largely based on the SCALE Act reintroduced earlier this year by senators on both sides of the aisle. (SCALE stands for Storing CO2 and Lowering Emissions)."

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