27.05.2020

# Projects

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Project: Ocean-Climate Trust

"The Ocean-Climate Trust is working to define and mobilize a more comprehensive approach to arresting climate disruption, and to unlock new resources for negative emissions and ecosystem life support elements of the portfolio, with particular focus on the ocean contributions to each."

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20.05.2020

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Issues in Science and Technology: Getting to Zero—and Beyond (by Roger D. Aines and George Peridas)

"California’s aspiration to become the first carbon-negative state appears to be achievable and affordable."

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20.05.2020

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Charm: A New Negative Emissions Method and Our First Customer

"Over the past century humans have extracted and burned hundreds of gigatons of fossil fuels, increasing atmospheric CO₂ from 280 to 415 ppm. Today we’re excited to announce that Charm has developed a new, patent-pending method to help reverse that: bio-oil sequestration."

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20.05.2020

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Stripe: Stripe’s first negative emissions purchases

"Last year, Stripe announced our Negative Emissions Commitment, pledging at least $1M per year to pay, at any price, for the direct removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and its sequestration in secure long-term storage. [...] Today, after a rigorous search and review by a panel of independent scientific experts[1], we’re excited to announce our first purchases."

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18.05.2020

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Podcast: Kleinman Center for Energy Policy: The Challenge of Scaling Negative Emissions

"The author of the first text book on carbon capture looks at the potential for negative emissions technologies to limit global warming, and discusses the challenge to scaling solutions for positive climate impact."

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18.05.2020

# New Publications

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Gaffney, F.; et al. 2020: “Comparing Negative Emissions and High Renewable Scenarios for the European Power System.”

Gaffney, F., J. P. Deane, G. Drayton, J. Glynn, and B. P. Ó. Gallachóir. 2020: “Comparing Negative Emissions and High Renewable Scenarios for the European Power System.” BMC Energy 2 (1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s42500-020-00013-4.

"‌This analysis compares the impacts of high levels of renewable electricity and negative emissions technologies on exploratory visions of the future EU power system (2050) in terms of emissions reduction, technical operation and total system costs."

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01.05.2020

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Legal Planet: Negative Emissions: The Next Bright Shiny Object in Greenhouse-Gas Emissions Reductions

"In ongoing debate over how to slow and stop climate change, the past year or so has seen a large shift of attention and interest toward technological options to remove CO2 from the atmosphere after it is emitted – options generally lumped under the headings “Carbon dioxide removal” (CDR) or “negative emissions technologies” (NETs)."

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24.04.2020

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Video: Clean Energy Solutions Center: Direct Air Capture of CO2: Helping to Achieve Net-zero Emissions (Webinar)

"This webinar will hear expert interventions on why direct air capture is so important, what types of solutions are available, as well as where some of the key R&D focus areas might be in the future."

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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

# Media

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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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