14.06.2021

# New Publications

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Belmonte, Beatriz A.; et al. (2021): A fuzzy optimization model for planning integrated terrestrial carbon management networks

Belmonte, Beatriz A.; Aviso, Kathleen B.; Benjamin, Michael Francis D.; Tan, Raymond R. (2021): A fuzzy optimization model for planning integrated terrestrial carbon management networks. In Clean Techn Environ Policy, pp. 1–13. DOI: 10.1007/s10098-021-02119-7.

"Although recent papers have reported the development of process integration models for optimizing carbon management networks based on either biochar application or enhanced weathering, none have reported models integrating these two NETs in the same system. To address this gap, a fuzzy mixed-integer linear programming model is developed that integrates biochar application and enhanced weathering for large-scale carbon sequestration."

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10.06.2021

# New Publications

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Tan, Raymond R.; et al. (2021): Pinch-based planning of terrestrial carbon management networks

Tan, Raymond R.; Aviso, Kathleen B.; Bandyopadhyay, Santanu (2021): Pinch-based planning of terrestrial carbon management networks. In Cleaner Engineering and Technology 4, p. 100141. DOI: 10.1016/j.clet.2021.100141.

"In this work, a pinch analysis approach for the planning of CMNs based on either enhanced weathering or biochar application is developed."

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17.05.2021

# Calls & events

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Call for Abstracts: Enhanced Weathering and Synergistic Combinations with Other CDR Methods (Frontiers Research Topic)

Deadline: 30. September 2021

"This special collection encourages submissions to this broad application scheme of EW and welcomes contributions on laboratory experiments, greenhouse experiments as well as field trials. We also encourage submissions on modelling studies, as predictions about the efficiency of CDR, impacts on soil functioning and biological uptake of released elements by EW need improvements, such that in the future EW in combination with other CDR options can be applied in a sustainable way."

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26.04.2021

# New Publications

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Aviso, Kathleen B.; et al. (2021): Fuzzy optimization model for enhanced weathering networks using industrial waste

Aviso, Kathleen B.; Lee, Jui-Yuan; Ubando, Aristotle T.; Tan, Raymond R. (2021): Fuzzy optimization model for enhanced weathering networks using industrial waste. In Clean Techn Environ Policy, pp. 1–17. DOI: 10.1007/s10098-021-02053-8.

"To fill this research gap, this work develops a fuzzy mixed-integer linear programming model for optimal planning of enhanced weathering networks. The model is capable of handling multiple conflicting objectives and accounting for system uncertainties."

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12.04.2021

# New Publications

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Paulo, Carlos; et al. (2021): Evaluating feedstocks for carbon dioxide removal by enhanced rock weathering and CO2 mineralization

Paulo, Carlos; Power, Ian M.; Stubbs, Amanda R.; Wang, Baolin; Zeyen, Nina; Wilson, Siobhan A. (2021): Evaluating feedstocks for carbon dioxide removal by enhanced rock weathering and CO2 mineralization. In Applied Geochemistry, p. 104955. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2021.104955.

"We have developed a new method to evaluate the reactivity of mineral feedstocks that consists of a batch leach test using CO2 coupled with total inorganic carbon (TIC) analysis to quantify easily extractable Mg and Ca from non-carbonate (desirable) cation sources."

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05.04.2021

# Calls & events

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PhD opportunity: Impact of soil biota on enhanced silicate weathering in a bio-reactor (Wageningen University & Research)

Deadline: 30. April 2021

"As PhD student you will work in a multidisciplinary project on accelerating mineral weathering by biotic activity (https://www.fet-bam.eu/). Supported by project partners, you will take the lead in designing, conducting and analysing batch reactor experiments in order to enhance the weathering of silicate minerals, a carbon dioxide removal technology resulting in long-term carbon sequestration."

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05.04.2021

# Media

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Blog: ICRLP: A Praise for Basalt Potential: In situ mineral carbonation

"A variety of igneous rocks and minerals are currently under evaluation as potential prospects to facilitate permanent carbon sequestration. Olivine, serpentine, and peridotite are some of the many that bind with carbon dioxide to form carbonates, hence providing a more permanent removal of captured carbon. This post is about a rock that deserves more attention: basalt."

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23.03.2021

# New Publications

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Spence, Elspeth; et al. (2021): Exploring cross-national public support for the use of enhanced weathering as a land-based carbon dioxide removal strategy

Spence, Elspeth; Cox, Emily; Pidgeon, Nick (2021): Exploring cross-national public support for the use of enhanced weathering as a land-based carbon dioxide removal strategy. In Climatic Change 165 (1-2). DOI: 10.1007/s10584-021-03050-y.

"This study explores how public attitudes across three countries influence support towards terrestrial enhanced weathering, whereby silicate minerals are applied to agricultural land to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere."

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18.03.2021

# Media

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Project Vesta: Project Vesta announces $1.6M grant from Additional Ventures

"Project Vesta is excited to announce that Additional Ventures has made a grant of $1.6M in December of 2020, supporting our mission to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This generous donation will accelerate our progress in advancing the science of coastal enhanced weathering (CEW)."

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18.03.2021

# Political Papers

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Webb, Romany M. (2021): The Law of Enhanced Weathering for Carbon Dioxide Removal. Volume 2 – Legal Issues Associated with Materials Sourcing

Webb, Romany M. (2021): The Law of Enhanced Weathering for Carbon Dioxide Removal. Volume 2 – Legal Issues Associated with Materials Sourcing. Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School. New York, NY.

"This paper examines key U.S. federal and state laws governing the mining and processing of silicate-rich minerals and rocks and the sourcing of silicate-based wastes for use in enhanced weathering."

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