06.05.2021

# New Publications

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Beal, Colin M.; King, Carey W. (2021): The zero-emissions cost of energy: a policy concept

Beal, Colin M.; King, Carey W. (2021): The zero-emissions cost of energy: a policy concept. In Prog. Energy. DOI: 10.1088/2516-1083/abef1f.

"We present a new carbon tax policy concept in which energy users would be taxed an amount equal to the cost of cleaning up the emissions that they create, wherein the tax revenues would be used to operate negative emissions technologies."

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28.04.2021

# New Publications

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Sovacool, Benjamin K. (2021): Reckless or righteous? Reviewing the sociotechnical benefits and risks of climate change geoengineering

Sovacool, Benjamin K. (2021): Reckless or righteous? Reviewing the sociotechnical benefits and risks of climate change geoengineering. In Energy Strategy Reviews 35, p. 100656. DOI: 10.1016/j.esr.2021.100656.

"[T]his study reviews and summarizes a large number of geoengineering assessments published over the past decade to document prospective benefits, but also reveal potential risks. It aims to provide a comprehensive evidence base on GGR and SRM technologies that is rigorous, timely, and interdisciplinary."

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26.04.2021

# New Publications

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Ming, Tingzhen; et al. (2021): A nature-based negative emissions technology able to remove atmospheric methane and other greenhouse gases

Ming, Tingzhen; Richter, Renaud de; Dietrich Oeste, Franz; Tulip, Robert; Caillol, Sylvain (2021): A nature-based negative emissions technology able to remove atmospheric methane and other greenhouse gases. In Atmospheric Pollution Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.apr.2021.02.017.

"As some anthropogenic emissions cannot be zero, to compensate them it will be necessary to remove GHGs from the atmosphere. Among possible methods, the Iron Salt Aerosol (ISA) offers new possibilities, including removal of methane and several other GHGs, as well as carbon dioxide."

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26.04.2021

# New Publications

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Myers, Corey; Nakagaki, Takao (2021): Negative emissions using Mg sourced from desalination brine or natural evaporite deposits

Myers, Corey; Nakagaki, Takao (2021): Negative emissions using Mg sourced from desalination brine or natural evaporite deposits. Proceedings of the 15th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference 15-18 March 2021.

"We establish a profitable negative emissions technology that converts desalination brine or salt deposits into saleable products while concurrently mineralizing atmospheric CO2 as Mg-carbonates."

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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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19.04.2021

# Media

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Phys.org: Negative emissions, positive economy

"A leading NET candidate is bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS), which extracts energy from CO2-absorbing plants, captures CO2 that's released into the atmosphere when the extracted plant matter is combusted, and stores it underground."

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08.04.2021

# New Publications

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Meckling, Jonas; Biber, Eric (2021): A policy roadmap for negative emissions using direct air capture

Meckling, Jonas; Biber, Eric (2021): A policy roadmap for negative emissions using direct air capture. In Nat Comms 12 (1), pp. 1–6. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-22347-1.

"We adopt a policy sequencing perspective that identifies policies that could create niche markets, building political support for later widespread deployment of direct air capture."

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07.04.2021

# New Publications

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Full, Johannes; et al. (2021): A New Perspective for Climate Change Mitigation—Introducing Carbon-Negative Hydrogen Production from Biomass with Carbon Capture and Storage (HyBECCS)

Full, Johannes; Merseburg, Steffen; Miehe, Robert; Sauer, Alexander (2021): A New Perspective for Climate Change Mitigation—Introducing Carbon-Negative Hydrogen Production from Biomass with Carbon Capture and Storage (HyBECCS). In Sustainability 13 (7), p. 4026. DOI: 10.3390/su13074026.

"This paper introduces for the first time a novel concept for the production of hydrogen with net negative emissions. The derived concept combines biohydrogen production using biotechnological or thermochemical processes with carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage."

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07.04.2021

# Calls & events

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Job: Carleton University: Assistant/Associate Professor – Engineering and Design (CRC Tier II in Smart, Healthy, and Sustainable Communities and Environments) – 4 Positions

Deadline: 30. April 2021

"Their research will interact with one or more of the Faculty’s areas of strengths: [...]

  • Greenhouse gas emissions monitoring and reduction, carbon-neutral and net-negative emissions pathways, or advanced thermodynamic cycles"

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06.04.2021

# New Publications

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Yang, F.; et al. (2021): Carbon capture and biomass in industry: A techno-economic analysis and comparison of negative emission options

Yang, F.; Meerman, J. C.; Faaij, A.P.C. (2021): Carbon capture and biomass in industry: A techno-economic analysis and comparison of negative emission options. In Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 144, p. 111028. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2021.111028.

"[A]n integrated evaluation of the techno-economic performance regarding CO2 capture and biomass use was performed for five energy-intensive industrial sub-sectors."

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