Monat: November 2022

The Wall Street Journal: Products Made With Captured Greenhouse Gas Are Reaching Commercial Scale

by Dieter Holger, Nov. 28, 2022 on wsj.com

„Startups are taking aim at chemicals, one of the largest industrial sources of global emissions. Straws, bottles and packaging made with captured greenhouse-gas are starting to reach commercial scale, offering a way for businesses making and using everyday products to reduce emissions contributing to global warming.“

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Proelss & Steenkamp (2023): Geoengineering: Methods, Associated Risks and International Liability

Proelss, A., Steenkamp, R.C., pp 419–503 IN: Gailhofer, P., Krebs, D., Proelss, A., Schmalenbach, K., Verheyen, R. (eds) Corporate Liability for Transboundary Environmental Harm. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-13264-3_9

This Subchapter highlights the options available for international responsibility and liability for damage caused by geoengineering activities. It also includes a discussion of the challenges in attributing them and concludes with an examination of what a potential geoengineering liability regime may consist of.

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Air Canada Invests $5M In Direct Air Capture Tech

by Violet George on CarbonHerald.com

Air Canada announced this week it will be investing C$6.75 million (US$5.07 million) in direct air capture solutions developed by Carbon Engineering (CE). The Canadian airline has joined the ranks of other aviation industry players, who are interested in reducing their carbon footprint. Earlier this year, Airbus also invested in carbon dioxide removal (CDR) by striking a deal with Carbon Engineering for the purchase of  400,000 metric tons of CDR credits.

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Casaban et al. (2022): The impact of Direct Air Capture during the last two decades: A bibliometric analysis of the scientific research, part I

Daniel Casaban, Sean Ritchie, Elena Tsalaporta IN: Sustainable Chemistry for Climate Action, Vol 1, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scca.2022.100009

In the past, the vast investment in renewable technology is allowing today’s rapid deployment. Why is this not currently happening in the CO2 capture area? This bibliometric analysis which focused on the use of solid sorbents in the CO2 capture field between 2001 and 2021, aims to answer these questions. The study reviewed three capture methods: post-combustion, pre-combustion and DAC, with particular emphasis on the latter.

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Gidden et al. (2022): Policy guidance and pitfalls aligning IPCC scenarios to national land emissions inventories

Gidden, Matthew, Gasser, Thomas, Grassi, Giacomo, Forsell, Niklas, Janssens, Iris, Lamb, William F, Minx, Jan, Nicholls, Zebedee, Steinhauser, Jan, Riahi, Keywan IN: Earth and Space Science Open Archive, 27pp., https://doi.org/10.1002/essoar.10512676.2

Taking stock of global progress towards achieving the Paris Agreement requires measuring aggregate national action against modelled mitigation pathways. Because of differences in how land-based carbon removals are defined, scientific sources report higher global carbon emissions than national emissions inventories, a gap which will evolve in the future. The authors establish a first estimate aligning IPCC-assessed pathways with inventories using a climate model to explicitly include indirect carbon removal dynamics on land area reported as managed for by countries.

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Global Carbon Removal Partnership

The Global Carbon Removal Partnership is a multi-stakeholder initiative led by the Global South focused on responsible carbon removal. The Partnership’s mission is to catalyze a global effort to accelerate deployment of urgently-needed solutions at scale. Now, there is an unprecedented opportunity to mobilize a broad range of global stakeholders in support of the rapid scale-up of carbon removal actions. Through this global partnership, they will mobilize bold and transformative action to ensure the survival and flourishing of humanity.

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Carbon talk: Comparing US and Canadian CCUS Fiscal and Policy Incentives

December 14, 2022; 10 to 11:30 AM PST/1 to 2:30 PM EST

CarbonNEXT, a joint program of Carbon Management Canada and Foresight to support the next generation of CCUS and adjacent carbontech innovations, innovators and industry partners in Canada, invites to a monthly virtual panel discussion on topics at the front-edge of CCUS. In the next edition of Carbon Talks, the participants are exploring how the new US Inflation Reduction Act is shaping the future of CCUS in the US, and how Canadian policy compares.

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