Category: Events

Webinar: Scrubbing the Skies -Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide: The State of Responsible Primacy

March 25, 12-1 pm CST, hosted by the Institute for Responsible Carbon Removal

Industrial carbon capture and carbon dioxide removal are important strategies to reach global and national net zero CO2 emissions targets and to keep global temperatures at or below 1.5°C. The most common setting for permanently sequestering CO2 after it has been captured is underground, in very deep, impermeable rock formations. To regulate and monitor the sequestered CO2, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is charged with administering the Underground Injection Control (UIC) program, whereby it sets regulatory standards and processes applications for underground wells with the goal of preventing contamination of drinking water under the Safe Drinking Water Act. A new issue brief from the National Wildlife Federation – Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide: The State of Responsible Primacy – examines the question of who should have authority over carbon storage wells: states or the federal government, an issue known as “primacy.” It includes details on what it takes to successfully permit a carbon storage well, why the federal government has encouraged states to apply for primacy, and how states like North Dakota, Wyoming, and Louisiana came to acquire primacy. The panelists, Jake Ferrell and Dr. Simone H. Stewart, will discuss their recommendations for ensuring primacy is done responsibly, with an emphasis on environmental justice and community engagement.


Webinar: MRV for Ocean-Based CDR: Innovations in Modeling and Observations

February 8, 2024, 7 – 8pm CET, hosted by Ocean-Climate Solutions Innovation Exchange

Three leading scientists developing innovative tools will share how modeling works alongside monitoring and other approaches to MRV and describe what they see as the key current challenges and advancements in the field. Dr. Raphael Ouillon (atdepth MRV), Dr. Alicia Karspeck ([C]Worthy), and Dr. Ellen Briggs (Aquatic Labs) are featured speakers. Talks will be followed by a moderated audience Q&A.


Webinar: Scrubbing the Skies – Developing a Market for Carbon Removal Offsets That is Fit-for-Purpose

January 30, 9 – 10 pm CEThosted by the Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy

Philip Boyd from the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, will make the case that offset markets must be fundamentally redesigned. This requires a focus on removal offsets, and specifically a market that is both simple in terms of facilitating transactions, but also flexible enough to accommodate a wide range of technologies that vary widely in the duration, safety, and verifiability of CDR. This webinar will also advocate for a change of metrics from ‘carbon ton’ to ‘carbon ton year’ to provide both the requisite simplicity that markets need, and the flexibility to incorporate the diversity of CDR characteristics. 


Carbon to Value Initiative Year 3 Final Showcase

November 30; 5:30 – 8 pm EST

With this event the culmination of the third year of the Carbon to Value (C2V) Initiative will be celebrated! Hear from the 8 Year 3 Cohort startups shaping the future of the carbontech industry as they each present their solutions, the progress they’ve made throughout the past six months of the C2V program, and where they are headed next.


Webinar: MRV for Ocean-Based CDR: Spotlight on CDR Suppliers

Thursday, November 30, 7 – 8pm CET

Join Ocean Visions for the second webinar in their series on current innovations in measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) for ocean-based carbon dioxide removal (CDR). They will spotlight leading startups doing electrochemical CDR to get a deeper understanding of the current state of MRV science, how it’s being applied, and the challenges and solutions advancing this important field. Talks by CDR scientists Erika La Plante, PhD (Equatic) and Sophie Chu, PhD (Captura) will be followed by a moderated audience Q&A.


Webinar: Scrubbing the Skies – Quantifying Biochar CDR Global and Country-Level Impact: Lessons for Climate Change Policy and Action Plans

November 21; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET, hosted by Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy

This webinar will focus upon a newly published paper that quantifies, for the first time, biochar production’s carbon removal potential at ~6% per year on a global scale, the equivalent of India’s annual emissions or removing 803 coal power plants. The paper’s framework also quantifies the potential contribution biochar can Wil Burns, Co-Director, ICRLP


Conference: Biochar 2024

February 12-15, 2024; in Sacramento, California, USA; in-person

The US Biochar Initiative (USBI) will host Biochar 2024: The North American conference on Climate Action with Biochar for Economic and Ecosystem Resilience.  The conference will address emerging policies and strategies for scaling biochar to tackle climate change impacts, build resiliency, and generate economic opportunities. The conference seeks to highlight applied research, real-world case studies, and action plans utilizing biochar to achieve these goals. You are welcome to present your latest products, technologies or developments.


Science Communication Training on Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal

Session 1: February 1-2, 2024, 1-4 pm ET; Session 2: February 18, 9 am-5 pm CT

Session 1: Virtual; Session 2: New Orleans, LA (in conjunction with the 2024 Ocean Sciences Meeting)

COMPASS announced a two-part workshop series in conjunction with the 2024 Ocean Sciences Meeting, held in New Orleans in February 2024. Designed for physical and social scientists and technical experts working in the ocean carbon dioxide removal (oCDR) space, these workshops will help participants share their work and insights on ocean carbon dioxide removal in clear, relevant terms. Grounded in the latest research on science communication, COMPASS workshops are designed to help participants find the relevance of their science for the audiences they most want to reach—journalists, policymakers, the public, and even other scientists. In this two-part workshop series, participants will have the opportunity to engage with top-notch science journalists who will share insights on how scientists can become excellent communicators and provide 1:1 feedback on participants’ communication messages.