19.10.2020

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Job: Project Vesta: Oceanographer – Geological, Physical and/or Chemical

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"The oceanographer will be involved in all aspects of our scientific program, including guiding the project team’s decisions, laboratory studies, pilot studies, modeling work, writing papers, and designing new research projects that help us answer essential questions about the safety and feasibility of this approach to carbon dioxide removal."

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19.10.2020

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Job: Project Vesta: Marine Geochemical Analyst/Lab Manager

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"We are preparing to deploy our first pilot project on a Caribbean island to quantify the effects of olivine on the ecosystem and we have an immediate need for an “everything” analyst and lab manager to help run and oversee the experiment."

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15.10.2020

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Manley, Kyle; et al. (2020): Modeling the Dynamic Landscape Evolution of a Volcanic Coastal Environment Under Future Climate Trajectories

Manley, Kyle; Salles, T.; Müller, R. D. (2020): Modeling the Dynamic Landscape Evolution of a Volcanic Coastal Environment Under Future Climate Trajectories. In Front. Earth Sci. 8, p. 437. DOI: 10.3389/feart.2020.550312.

"Olivine weathering is a natural process that sequesters carbon out of the atmosphere, but is now being proposed as a strategy that can be artificially implemented to assist in the mitigation of anthropogenic carbon emissions. We use the landscape evolution model Badlands to identify a region (Tweed Caldera catchment in Eastern Australia) that has the potential for naturally enhanced supply of mafic sediments, known to be a carbon sink, into coastal environments."

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24.08.2020

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ICR (2020): Carbon Removal Fact Sheets

ICR (2020): Carbon Removal Fact Sheets.

"The production of these fact sheets was supported by a grant from The New York Community Trust."

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06.08.2020

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Taylor, L. L.; et al. (2020): Increased carbon capture by a silicate-treated forested watershed affected by acid deposition

Taylor, L. L.; Driscoll, C. T.; Groffman, P. M.; Rau, G. H.; Blum, J. D.; Beerling, D. J. (2020): Increased carbon capture by a silicate-treated forested watershed affected by acid deposition. In Biogeosciences Discuss 2020, pp. 1–29. DOI: 10.5194/bg-2020-288.

"Here we show that a low 3.44 t ha−1 wollastonite treatment in an 11.8-ha acid-rain-impacted forested watershed in New Hampshire, USA led to cumulative carbon capture by carbonic acid weathering of 0.025–0.13 t CO2 ha−1 over 15 years."

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03.08.2020

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Job: Postdoctoral research position in enhanced rock weathering and CO2 mineralization (Trent University)

Deadline: 28. August 2020

"Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at Trent University to carry out research on enhanced rock weathering (ERW) and CO2 mineralization for carbon dioxide removal. The successful applicant will conduct laboratory experiments to study mineral-water-gas interactions and/or microbially mediated processes as it relates to accelerating ERW and CO2 mineralization using mine wastes."

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29.07.2020

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Job: Research Associate (Fixed Term) at the Cambridge Judge Business School

Deadline: 06. September 2020

"The Research Associate will support a new pan-European, multi-institution consortium (NEGEM) focused on assessing carbon dioxide gas removal (CDR) options such as bioenergy with CCS (BECCS), direct air capture of CO2 with CO2 storage (DACCS), enhanced weathering, afforestation, soil carbon sequestration and other negative emissions technologies and practices (NETPs)."

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23.07.2020

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Podcast: Nori: Appropriations & carbon removal, the Biden-Sanders climate plan, & enhanced rock weathering in croplands

"Here are the articles we discussed this week:

  • Carbon removal represented in the Appropriations process in both Energy & Water and Agriculture.
  • The Biden-Sanders climate plan: "Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force Recommendations: Combating the Climate Crisis and Pursuing Environmental Justice".
  • "Potential for large-scale CO2 removal via enhanced rock weathering with croplands" in Nature."

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13.07.2020

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Phys.org: Applying rock dust to croplands could absorb up to 2 billion tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere

"In the first nation-by-nation assessment, published in Nature, scientists have demonstrated the method's potential for carbon drawdown by major economies, and identified the costs and engineering challenges of scaling up the approach to help meet ambitious global CO2 removal targets."

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09.07.2020

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Beerling, David J.; et al. (2020): Potential for large-scale CO2 removal via enhanced rock weathering with croplands

Beerling, David J.; Kantzas, Euripides P.; Lomas, Mark R.; Wade, Peter; Eufrasio, Rafael M.; Renforth, Phil et al. (2020): Potential for large-scale CO2 removal via enhanced rock weathering with croplands. In Nature 583 (7815), pp. 242–248. DOI: 10.1038/s41586-020-2448-9.

"Here we use an integrated performance modelling approach to make an initial techno-economic assessment for 2050, quantifying how CDR potential and costs vary among nations in relation to business-as-usual energy policies and policies consistent with limiting future warming to 2 degrees Celsius."

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