Kategorie: Books

Book: Biogeotherapy: nature-based climate solutions, life as a geological healing force

by Benoit Lambert, ‎CIV280, ‎129 pages

Biogeotherapy—nature-based climate solutions, life as a geological healing force, tells the history of a movement to extract/remove and sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by regenerating natural carbon sinks. It is a movement for climate restoration, to reverse desertification, for biodiversity. Biogeotherapy presents its main elements and its outline.


Book: Direct Air Capture of CO2

Hoda Shokrollahzadeh Behbahani, Matthew D. Green, American Chemical Society, 23.06.2023, ISBN: 97-0-8412-9988-7, 75 pages

This book provides an overview of the DAC (direct air capture) technology, starting with an overview in Chapter 1 of major climate change events, moving into a comprehensive review of negative emission technologies in Chapter 2. Chapter 2 covers some of the challenges associated and the feasibility of utilizing such a process for large-scale applications. Chapter 3 presents a literature review of sorbents under investigation. The advantages and disadvantages of each approach are extracted from literature results and are summarized along with areas of ongoing work. Parallel to ongoing research on developing high-performing sorbents, companies and startups have begun testing pilot to commercial scale DAC plants. Chapter 4 summarizes the efforts of such institutions. Global CO2 markets under development to construct commercialization pathways for DAC, such as enhanced oil recovery, synthetic fuels, cement, greenhouses, and food and beverages, are also reviewed.


Buch: Warnsignal Klima – Hilft Technik gegen die Erderwärmung?

Hrsg. J.L.Lozán, H. Graßl, S.-W. Breckle, D. Kasang & M. Quante (2023), 332 Seiten

Es gibt zahlreiche Verfahren, mit denen CO2 aus der Atmosphäre entfernt werden kann, um neben der absolut vorrangigen Emissionsminderung Neto-Null-Emissionen zu erreichen. In diesem zusammenfassenden Buch wird der potenzielle Beitrag verschiedener Methoden vorgestellt. Neben CDR-Methoden und denen des Strahlungsmanagements (radiation management, RM) werden auch Methoden der CO2-Nutzung und sowie der Dekarbonisierung in der Industrie behandelt. Diese Informationen aus der Wissenschaft in rund 50 allgemeinverständlichen Artikeln stammen von rund 70 Fachleuten aus verschiedenen Instituten in Deutschland und benachbarten Ländern. Das Buch wendet sich nicht nur an Studierende, Lehrer, Schüler und interessierte Laien, sondern auch an Entscheidungsträger und Behörden.


Book: Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal for Climate Mitigation-The Legal Framework

Edited by Romany M. Webb, Korey Silverman-Roati, Michael B. Gerrard; April 2023, 344 pp, Edward Elgar Publishing, ISBN: 978 1 80220 884 9

Examining the existing legal framework for ocean carbon dioxide removal (CDR), this book highlights potential legal challenges and opportunities associated with using the ocean to remove and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. It describes five commonly discussed ocean CDR techniques, including rock-based ocean alkalinity enhancement (OAE), electrochemical OAE, ocean fertilization, artificial upwelling and downwelling, and seaweed cultivation, and explores the legal issues that different techniques could raise. This book explores the laws governing ocean CDR research and deployment at the international level and domestically in seven countries across Asia, Europe, and North America. The analysis highlights the complexities and uncertainties associated with applying existing international and domestic law to ocean CDR, providing lawyers and policymakers with invaluable insights into areas where legal reforms are needed to facilitate in-ocean research and deployment.

Contributors include: Catherine Banet, Kevin P. Berk, Michael B. Gerrard, Medes Malaihollo, Panos Merkouris, Frans Nelissen, Alexander Proelss, Catherine Redgwell, Sara Seck, Korey Silverman-Roati, Robert C. Steenkamp, David L. VanderZwaag, Romany M. Webb, Lei Zhang, Keyuan Zou


Book: CO2-philic Polymers, Nanocomposites and Chemical Solvents: Capture, Conversion and Industrial Products

Editors: Ashok Kumar Nadda, Swati Sharma, Susheel Kalia; ISBN: 978-0-323-85777-2, https://doi.org/10.1016/C2020-0-02818-5, 414 pp.

It is a multidisciplinary book that provides a compilation of concrete information on various polymers, porous materials hydrogels, membranes, nanoparticles, biochar metal-organic frameworks, bioinspired surfaces, polysaccharides, organic solvents, chemicals, eutectic solvents, amine-based chemical compounds, porphyrins, ionic liquids, ceramics and cutting-edge technologies for CO2 sequestration and conversion. Each chapter covers the latest developments and methods of synthesis and applications in the area. The book discusses, in detail, valuable commercial products from CO2, such as ethanol, methanol, formic acid, and precursors of other fine chemicals.


Book: The Global Market for Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Technologies

Published January 5 2023 (Pre-order); 450 pages, 65 figures, 51 tables

Report contents include: Analysis of the global market for carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies; Market developments, funding and investment in CCUS 2020-2022; Analysis of key market dynamics, trends, opportunities and factors influencing the global CCUS technologies market and its subsegments; Market barriers; Market analysis of CO2-derived products including fuels, chemicals, building materials from minerals, building materials from waste, enhanced oil recovery, and CO2 use to enhance the yields of biological processes; Profiles of 178 CCUS companies including products, collaborations and investment funding.


Bui & Dowell (2022): Greenhouse Gas Removal Technologies

Editors: Mai Bui & Niall Mac Dowell, 22 Aug 2022, Royal Society of Chemistry, Print ISBN 978-1-83916-199-5, 502 pp., https://doi.org/10.1039/9781839165245

„This book provides the most up-to-date information on GGR technologies that provide removal of atmosphere CO2, giving insight into their role and value in achieving climate change mitigation targets. Chapters discuss the issues associated with commercial development and deployment of GGRs, providing potential approaches to overcome these hurdles through a combination of political, economic and R&D strategies. With contributions from leaders in the field, this title is an indispensable resource for graduate students and researchers in academia and industry, working in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering and energy policy.“


Proelss (2022): Law of the sea and geoengineering

Alexander Proelss, chapter 5 (28 pages) IN: The Law of the Sea – Normative Context and Interactions with other Legal Regimes; edited by Nele Matz-Lück, Øystein Jensen, Elise Johansen, 1st Edition, 2022, Routledge, London, 298 pp., ISBN 9781003091196

„This chapter assesses the regulation of marine geoengineering under the international law of the sea. Marine geoengineering is a notion that covers a broad range of activities which must, first and foremost, be measured against the requirements of the international law of the sea. The sovereign rights and jurisdiction of the coastal State under Article 56 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea are not applicable when marine geoengineering activities have left the experimental phase and are carried out for the purpose of carbon dioxide removal (CDR).“


Climate Restoration: The Only Future That Will Sustain the Human Race

by Peter Fiekowsky (author), with Carole Douglis; published 22 April 2022, Rivertown books, ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1953943101, 262 pp.

„As Fiekowsky explains in Climate Restoration, this will require removing a trillion tons of excess CO2 from the atmosphere. The good news is that this task, while enormous and technically challenging, is eminently feasible. Scientists and engineers have developed four major technologies for greenhouse gas removal and storage: Ocean iron fertilization; synthetic limestone manufacture; seaweed permaculture; and methane oxidation. Fiekowsky shows that these technologies are safe and practical-and, even more remarkable, that they require little if any government funding, since they can be financed largely through existing markets. For these reasons, they have enormous promise as vehicles for achieving climate restoration.“


Springer Book: Transportation in a Net Zero World: Transitioning Towards Low Carbon Public Transport

Kathryn G. Logan, Astley Hastings, John D. Nelson (Eds.), Green Energy and Technology. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-96674-4_1

This book discusses the importance of transitioning from conventionally fuelled, electric and hydrogen personal vehicles towards low carbon electric and hydrogen public transport. It presents international comparisons and case studies of countries who have successfully and unsuccessfully implemented policies to reduce their emissions from land-based transport.