22.04.2020

# New Publications

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de Oliveira Garcia, Wagner; et al. 2020: “Impacts of Enhanced Weathering on Biomass Production for Negative Emission Technologies and Soil Hydrology.”

de Oliveira Garcia, Wagner, Thorben Amann, Jens Hartmann, Kristine Karstens, Alexander Popp, Lena R. Boysen, Pete Smith, and Daniel Goll. 2020: “Impacts of Enhanced Weathering on Biomass Production for Negative Emission Technologies and Soil Hydrology.” Biogeosciences 17 (7): 2107–33. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-2107-2020.

‌"Here, we investigate the deployment of enhanced weathering (EW) to supply nutrients to areas of afforestation–reforestation and naturally growing forests (AR) and bioenergy grasses (BG) that are deficient in phosphorus (P), besides the impacts on soil hydrology. Using stoichiometric ratios and biomass estimates from two established vegetation models, we calculated the nutrient demand of AR and BG."

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20.04.2020

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Market Screener: National Grid : Leading companies agree to develop plan for the world's first zero carbon cluster in the UK's Humber region

"The plan is a coordinated approach to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by maturing options to deploy capture and storage of emissions (CCS), negative emissions (through bioenergy with CCS), fuel switching to low carbon hydrogen (produced from natural gas using CCS) and looking into future options of hydrogen through electrolysis."

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06.04.2020

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Podcast: Nori: #6: California's big negative emissions opportunity—w/ Dr. Roger Aines of Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Lab

"Roger explains the technology involved in turning biomass into hydrogen and offers insight into the relative safety of carbon capture and storage or CCS. Listen in to understand why Roger sees oil and gas evolving into the direct air capture industry and learn how California is leading the charge toward negative emissions."

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02.04.2020

# Political Papers

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PICS. 2019: Annual Report

PICS. 2019: Annual Report. Victoria, BC. 

"In 2019 we entered new fields of research including negative emissions technologies, expanded our role as a climate solutions broker at the provincial and national scale in Canada, and grew climate leadership within our four PICS universities:  UVic, SFU, UBC and UNBC."

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02.04.2020

# New Publications

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Fuhrman, Jay; et al. 2019: “From Zero to Hero?: Why Integrated Assessment Modeling of Negative Emissions Technologies Is Hard and How We Can Do Better.”

Fuhrman, Jay, Haewon McJeon, Scott C. Doney, William Shobe, and Andres F. Clarens. 2019: “From Zero to Hero?: Why Integrated Assessment Modeling of Negative Emissions Technologies Is Hard and How We Can Do Better.” Frontiers in Climate 1 (December). https://doi.org/10.3389/fclim.2019.00011.

"Climate change mitigation strategies informed by Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) increasingly rely on major deployments of negative emissions technologies (NETs) to achieve global climate targets. Although NETs can strongly complement emissions mitigation efforts, this dependence on the presumed future ability to deploy NETs at scale raises questions about the structural elements of IAMs that are influencing our understanding of mitigation efforts."

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27.03.2020

# New Publications

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Bellamy, Rob. 2020: “Negative Emissions Technologies.”

Bellamy, Rob. 2020: “Negative Emissions Technologies.” International Encyclopedia of Geography, March, 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118786352.wbieg2008.

‌"Negative emissions technologies (NETs) have been proposed for removing carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere in order to moderate global warming. This entry describes the different ideas that exist under the category and traces the origins of the concept before examining their potential contribution to keeping global warming below 1.5°C, their technical readiness, and estimated costs."

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27.03.2020

# Media

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KIT: From Greenhouse Gas to a High-tech Resource

"Technologies for Negative Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Within the NECOC Research Project, a Test Facility for Conversion of CO2 from the Air into Solid Carbon is being built at KIT."

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23.03.2020

# Projects

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Project: Coastal enhanced silicate weathering (ESW)

"Coastal enhanced silicate weathering (ESW) as a negative emissions technology (NET) is an approach that uses the natural process of silicate weathering for the removal of CO2 from the atmosphere."

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09.03.2020

# Media

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Drax: Negative emissions pioneer Drax announces new CCUS projects during Energy Minister’s visit

"Negative emissions pioneer, Drax Group is continuing to develop ground-breaking carbon capture technologies through new partnerships and pilot projects, putting UK businesses at the forefront of efforts to tackle the climate crisis."

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03.03.2020

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The Economist Group: World Ocean Initiative: Rethinking the ocean-climate crisis: Why negative emissions and ecosystem life support are urgently needed

"Brad Ack, founder of the Ocean-Climate Trust, argues that we must urgently scale up carbon drawdown and storage, along with new interventions to protect critical components of the global ocean and climate system and buy ourselves time, if we are to have any chance of preventing catastrophic climate change."

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