04.01.2019

# New Publications

0 Comments

van der Spek, M.; et al. (2017): Challenges and uncertainties of ex ante techno-economic analysis of low TRL CO2 capture technology: Lessons from a case study of an NGCC with exhaust gas recycle and electric swing adsorption

van der Spek, M.; Ramirez, A.; Faaij, A. (2017): Challenges and uncertainties of ex ante techno-economic analysis of low TRL CO2 capture technology: Lessons from a case study of an NGCC with exhaust gas recycle and electric swing adsorption. In: Applied Energy 208, S. 920–934. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.09.058.

"The paper shows that for meaningful comparison with incumbent technologies, the performance of very early stage technologies needs to be projected to a future, commercial state. To this end, the state of the art methods have to be adapted to control for the development and improvements that these technologies will undergo during the R&D cycle. We call this a hybrid approach. The paper also shows that CO2 capture technologies always need to be assessed in sympathy with the CO2 source (e.g. power plant) and compression plant, because otherwise unreliable conclusions could be drawn on their feasibility."

LINK


Read more »

05.12.2018

# Media

0 Comments

Science alert: Harvard Scientists Will Actually Launch a Geoengineering Experiment Next Year

"Last month, new research from Harvard and Yale led to a flurry of news claiming scientists were proposing to 'dim the Sun' in an "ingenious but as-yet-unproven way to tackle climate change". Only, they weren't. As other outlets made clear, the paper was actually an analysis of whether solar geoengineering is technically and economically feasible, nothing more."

LINK


Read more »

29.10.2018

# Calls & events

0 Comments

Call for Abstracts: Ocean-based negative emission technologies: Feasibility, costs and side-effects (EGU)

Deadline: 10. January 2019

"In this session we want to bring together experts on ONETs to assess and discuss their feasibilities, costs, and side-effects. We explicitly also welcome experts working on interactions between, as well as mutual benefits of, ocean- and land-based NETs."

LINK


Read more »

13.04.2012

# Media

0 Comments

physicsworld.com: Reflective roofs and pavements could fight climate change

Media response to a paper on the effectiveness of white roofs.

Link


Read more »

16.11.2011

# Calls & events

0 Comments

Documents for peer review (Convention on Biological Diversity)

Deadline: 9.12.2011

1. Draft study on the impacts of climate-related geo-engineering on biological diversity

2. Draft study on the regulatory framework of climate-related geo-engineering relevant to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Link


Read more »

06.10.2011

# Calls & events

Comments

Session: Strategies for Climate Engineering 2011

Session now at 13:45 (GMT+1)!

More up to date information


Read more »

19.09.2011

# Projects

Comments

Third cluster examines the consequences of geo-engineering - Mark Lawrence appointed scientific director

"The Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Potsdam, named atmospheric scientist PD Dr. Mark Lawrence (42) scientific director. [...] Mark Lawrence will lead the IASS research cluster Sustainable Interactions with the Atmosphere (SIWA), which focuses on developing a sustainability-driven approach to managing human influence on the earth’s atmospheric composition with negligible or controllable short and long term impact on the climate, our health and ecosystems. His research at IASS will examine the relationship between air pollution and climate change in the age of urbanization, as well as the opportunities and risks presented by climate engineering, targeted intervention in the atmosphere’s chemical and physical processes as a means of reducing climate change."

See the English press release under 'read more'. For German version klick here.


Read more »

17.04.2011

# Media

Comments

Climate Progress: Science Sunday: “The economics (or lack thereof) of aerosol geoengineering”

Blog article about the ethical implication in an economical study by Ken Caldeira.


Read more »

16.06.2009

# Projects

Comments

Marsilius Kolleg – Global Governance of Climate Engineering

A German graduate college with interdisciplinary scientists located in Heidelberg. It is funded by the German excellence initiative.


Read more »