Monat: Februar 2022

IPCC report – Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

Released today, the Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report assesses the impacts of climate change, looking at ecosystems, biodiversity, and human communities at global and regional levels. It also reviews vulnerabilities and the capacities and limits of the natural world and human societies to adapt to climate change.

The Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group II contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) as well as additional materials and information are available at

Post on IPCC Newsroom: LINK

Galeczka et al. (2022): A pre-injection assessment of CO2 and H2S mineralization reactions at the Nesjavellir (Iceland) geothermal storage site

Iwona Monika Galeczka, Andri Stefánsson, Barbara I. Kleine, Jóhann Gunnarsson-Robin, Sandra Ósk Snæbjörnsdóttir, Bergur Sigfússon, Sveinborg Hlíf Gunnarsdóttir, Tobias B. Weisenberger, Eric H. Oelkersa IN: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Volume 115, 2022, 103610,

The injection of water dissolved CO2 and H2S into basalts into the Nesjavellir geothermal system (Iceland) is to begin in 2022. This study is a pre-injection investigation assessing the likely response of the fluid-rock system to the gas charged water injection. Mass balance considerations suggest that the currently planned dissolved gas injection into the Nesjavellir system will negligibly affect the CO2 and H2S budget of the aquifer.


Research assistant or postdoctoral researcher

Deadline: March 10th 2022

For the BAM! project, the University of Antwerp, Department of Biology and the Department of Bioscience Engineering (Faculty of Science) are recruiting a full-time (100%) research assistant or postdoctoral researcher in bioreactor technology development, carbon capture engineering, and negative emission technologies. BAM! is an European Commission Horizon 2020 Future Emerging Technology (FET Open) project that aims to develop a novel bioreactor technology for negative CO2 emissions.


Seagrasses continue to release methane after their die-off

by Max Planck Gesellschaft on

Seagrass meadows play an important role in the marine carbon cycle and the climate. On the one hand, they sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it underground, on the other hand, they emit the potent greenhouse gas methane. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen, Germany, have now investigated what controls methane production and release from seagrass meadows.

Original publication: Sina Schorn, Soeren Ahmerkamp, Emma Bullock, Miriam Weber, Christian Lott, Manuel Liebeke, Gaute Lavik, Marcel M. M. Kuypers, Jon S. Graf, Jana Milucka: Diverse methylotrophic methanogenic archaea cause high methane emissions from seagrass meadows. PNAS (2022) DOI


Webinar: Accelerating our path to a carbon negative society

Wed, March 2, 2022; 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CET

The Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University features Shashank Samala for a distinguished lecture. The lecture and discussion will focus on the engineering and robotics challenges behind scaling a direct carbon capture technology. Shashank Samala is CEO at Heirloom, a company whose goal is to remove carbon dioxide out of the air at a gigaton scale by 2035 to help reverse climate change.


Senior Technology Analyst, Capture and Energy Systems

Deadline: 31/03/2022

IEAGHG is looking for a Senior Technology Analyst, who will be its focal point on CO2 capture. The IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEAGHG) is an internationally funded organisation headquartered in Cheltenham, UK. IEAGHG funds research work on ways to minimise the emissions of greenhouse gases from power plants and large industrial operations.


IEAGHG Report: Current State of Knowledge Regarding the Risk of Induced Seismicity at CO2 Storage Projects

by James Craig

This study reviewed the risk of induced seismicity at CO2 storage sites. The phenomenon has multiple causes including waste water disposal, geothermal energy and mining. Natural seismicity is also a widespread occurrence and can detected in the same regions as industrial activities associated with induced seismicity. Consequently the detection of any seismicity has to be clearly distinguished. This study has compiled evidence from microseismic detection techniques used at demonstration CO2 storage sites and what can be interpreted from them.


Nature-based Solutions Conference 2022

5th July 2022 – 7th July 2022; Last Booking: 1st June

The 2022 NbS conference is organised and hosted by the Nature-based Solutions Initiative, an interdisciplinary programme of research, policy advice and education based at the University of Oxford. Its mission is to enhance understanding of the potential of Nature-based Solutions to address global challenges and increase their sustainable implementation worldwide. Outcomes will be synthesised in policy briefs, a special issue, and made available to a wide audience through a creative outreach campaign.


Schaller et al. (2022): Atmospheric CO2 as a resource for renewable energy production: A European energy law appraisal of direct air capture fuels

Romina Schaller, Till Markus, Klaas Korte, Erik Gawel IN: Reciel (Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law), 2022, 1-10,

In this article, the authors examine European Union legislation, focusing on the Renewable Energy Directive, and conclude that DAC fuels can be considered as renewable energy for the transport sector. Moreover, they highlight that the Directive does not yet regulate the methodology that defines the renewable character of DAC fuels and examine relevant criteria to be considered.