10.10.2021

# New Publications

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Haque, Fatima; et al. (2021): Urban Farming with Enhanced Rock Weathering As a Prospective Climate Stabilization Wedge

Haque, Fatima; Santos, Rafael M.; Chiang, Yi Wai (2021): Urban Farming with Enhanced Rock Weathering As a Prospective Climate Stabilization Wedge. In Environmental science & technology. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.1c04111.

"With no single carbon capture and sequestration solution able to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5–2.0 °C by 2100, additional climate stabilization measures are needed to complement current mitigation approaches. Urban farming presents an easy-to-adopt pathway toward carbon neutrality, unlocking extensive urban surface areas that can be leveraged to grow food while sequestering CO2. Urban farming involves extensive surface areas, such as roofs, balconies, and vertical spaces, allowing for soil presence and atmospheric carbon sequestration through air-to-soil contact. In this viewpoint we also advocate the incorporation of enhanced rock weathering (ERW) into urban farming, providing a further opportunity for this recognized negative emissions technology that is gaining momentum worldwide to gain greater utilization."

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04.10.2021

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Video: Agriculture: How our soil can save the climate (Planet B, BR) (German)

German video on soil carbon sequestration.

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04.10.2021

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Ends Report: BECCS, DACCS and blue carbon: Everything you need to know about negative emissions technologies

"MPs have announced an inquiry into how greenhouse gases can be absorbed and stored. Here’s what you need to know about capturing emissions from biomass combustion, filtering CO2 from the air and other rival ideas."

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23.09.2021

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Video: Open Air: This Is CDR EP07: Geological Sequestration with David Goldberg, PhD

"In this webinar OpenAir welcomes Dr. David Goldberg from Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Dr. Goldberg provides an overview of geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide, and the terrestrial and offshore sequestration opportunities in New York, with a focus on the co-location opportunity with offshore wind."

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30.08.2021

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GreenBiz: U.S. infrastructure bill lays foundation for carbon management economy

"It’s not the law of the land yet, but one of the most potentially impactful aspects of the bipartisan infrastructure bill for climate techies is the groundwork it lays for new economic opportunities based on capturing and sequestering carbon emissions. The support for the so-called carbon management economy takes many shapes within the bill, and is largely based on the SCALE Act reintroduced earlier this year by senators on both sides of the aisle. (SCALE stands for Storing CO2 and Lowering Emissions)."

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30.08.2021

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Illuminem: Time to Rethink Nature-Based Solutions?

"It has been more than 30 years since the first carbon offset project used a nature-based solution (agroforestry and forestry conservation) to offset the emissions of a coal-fired power plant owned by the energy company AES. I developed the carbon quantification methodology for that offset project while at the World Resources Institute in Washington, DC. I subsequently authored some of the earliest studies looking at nature-based solutions (NBS) potentials for climate change mitigation, and worked extensively with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on the topic.[...] NBS references a large category of climate change mitigation options based on preserving, restoring, or expanding biological stores of terrestrial or oceanic carbon. Protecting tropical rainforests, rewilding temperate zones, restoring soil carbon on agricultural lands, and sinking seaweed into the ocean are all examples of NBS options."

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12.08.2021

# New Publications

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Renforth, P.; Campbell, J. S. (2021): The role of soils in the regulation of ocean acidification

Renforth, P.; Campbell, J. S. (2021): The role of soils in the regulation of ocean acidification. In Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences 376 (1834), p. 20200174. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2020.0174.

"Increasing the alkalinity levels in the ocean through enhanced weathering could help to ameliorate the effects of ocean acidification in two ways. First, enhanced weathering would slightly elevate the pH of drainage waters, and the receiving coastal waters. The elevated pH would result in an increase in carbonate mineral saturation states, and a partial reversal in the effects of elevated CO2. Second, the increase in alkalinity would help to replenish the ocean's buffering capacity by maintaining the ‘Revelle Factor’, making the oceans more resilient to further CO2 emissions. However, there is limited research on the downstream and oceanic impacts of enhanced weathering on which to base deployment decisions."

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28.07.2021

# New Publications

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Power, Ian M.; et al. (2021): Carbonation, Cementation, and Stabilization of Ultramafic Mine Tailings

Power, Ian M.; Paulo, Carlos; Long, Hannah; Lockhart, Justin A.; Stubbs, Amanda R.; French, David; Caldwell, Robert (2021): Carbonation, Cementation, and Stabilization of Ultramafic Mine Tailings. In Environmental science & technology 55 (14), pp. 10056–10066. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.1c01570.

"A promising approach for de-risking brucite-bearing ultramafic tailings is in situ cementation via carbon dioxide (CO2) mineralization, which also sequesters this greenhouse gas within carbonate minerals. In cylindrical test experiments, brucite [Mg(OH)2] carbonation was accelerated by coupling organic and inorganic carbon cycling. Waste organics generated CO2 concentrations similar to that of flue gas (up to 19%)."

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31.05.2021

# New Publications

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Sweet, Shannan K.; et al. (2021): Perceptions of naturalness predict US public support for Soil Carbon Storage as a climate solution

Sweet, Shannan K.; Schuldt, Jonathon P.; Lehmann, Johannes; Bossio, Deborah A.; Woolf, Dominic (2021): Perceptions of naturalness predict US public support for Soil Carbon Storage as a climate solution. In Climatic Change 166 (1-2), pp. 1–15. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-021-03121-0.

"We analyzed data from a national probability survey of 1222 US adults who reported believing in climate change at least “somewhat” to estimate public support for Soil Carbon Storage and how it compares to other leading Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) strategies."

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26.04.2021

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PR Newswire: Cquestr8 raises $300k seed capital to develop safe & permanent carbon sequestration solution

"Cquestr8, 2020 winners of the Climate-KIC's ClimateLaunchpad "Next Big Thing" prize, has secured funding to develop their unique carbon sequestration solution, leveraging natural processes to safely lock away CO2 as stable ocean bicarbonate. Cquestr8 solutions target hard to decarbonise sectors including cement, lime, and steel production."

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