Kategorie: Calls

A Common Framework for consistent conduct and transparent reporting of carbon dioxide removal and CCU Technology Appraisal, Volume II

Manuscript deadline: 01 February 2022

This Research Topic of Frontiers is part of the Harmonizing Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Techno-Economic Analysis (TEA) guidelines series: „Harmonizing Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Techno-Economic Analysis (TEA) guidelines: A Common Framework for consistent conduct and transparent reporting of carbon dioxide removal and CCU Technology Appraisal, Volume I„. The group now presents to the Editors of FIC-NET this proposal to put together an invitation-only article collection on harmonizing efforts for assessments for carbon dioxide capture, removal, utilization, and storage.

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3rd open Call for Proposals of the MeerWissen Initiative

Deadline: 31 December 2021

This call has been developed as a contribution to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021 – 2030 (‘the Ocean Decade’) and aims at strengthening the knowledge base for marine and coastal Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in selected African countries. The objective for proposals is to improve the knowledge base for marine and coastal NbS and to improve the use and uptake in national strategies and action plans.  

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Call for Proposals: Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) approaches (Horizon Europe Framework Programme, HORIZON)

Deadline: 10 February 2022

„Project results are expected to contribute to some of the following expected outcomes:

  • Support climate policies through an enhanced understanding of existing and emerging carbon dioxide removal options in terms of their technical readiness, key requirements (land and other resource needs, geographical and geological constraints, primary energy needs, etc.), short- and long-term sequestration potential, permanence, impacts (environmental, social, health, resource depletion, etc.) including potential co-benefits.
  • Support climate models and integrated assessment models through an improved parametrisation of these technologies and solutions, allowing their better integration into pathways and strategies and broadening the carbon dioxide removal technology options that can be numerically modelled.
  • A harmonised, comprehensive and transparent methodology for the characterisation and comparison of such technologies and the barriers to their deployment, which can facilitate public discourse on their role and impacts.
  • Gain better insight into the extended, system-level impacts of these technologies by considering ripple effects (e.g. extended impacts, land benefits foregone, opportunity costs, and rebound effects).
  • Develop abatement cost estimates in function of time profile as well as factors like scale of deployment, key input factors (e.g., land/sea space, energy, reservoirs).
  • Exploration and demonstration of business/ policy/ MRV (Monitoring, reporting and verification) frameworks for CDR uptake at scale, ranging from plant level to incorporation of CDR in international MRV and accounting (for example in the case of bioenergy trade).“

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Call for Papers: MDPI Special Issue „Advances in Carbon Dioxide Removal Technologies“

Deadline: 10. April 2022

„Recent estimates show that global carbon dioxide emissions were more than 33 gigatons in 2018, following which several international agreements were signed in order to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. However, in order to achieve these fixed objectives, the conventional mitigation actions, meaning the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, might be not enough and the removal of carbon dioxide might be required. Negative emission technologies based on carbon dioxide removal will play a crucial role in the coming years to achieve the defined environmental agreements and stabilize the carbon dioxide concentration between 350 and 440 ppmv. This Special Issue, entitled Carbon Dioxide Removal Technologies in the Applied Sciences journal, addresses the important role of these new systems to reach the set environmental targets. The issue covers original reviews, experimental and modelling research, and case studies related to carbon dioxide removal technologies. All aspects related to new developments and challenges in this research area will be included.“

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Call for Submissions: Seeking Innovations for Nickel Laterite Mining (Rhizome Network)

No Deadline

Rhizome Network is seeking innovations that will lead to improved processing techniques, resulting in higher concentrations of Nickel and lower carbon emissions, for nickel laterite ore.The following are technical areas that would benefit from new concepts: Pre-Concentration / Improved Beneficiation of Ni Laterite Ores; Methods for Pre-Treating Nickel Laterite Ores; Better Methods for Processing

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Call for Submissions: IgniteX Program (Black & Veatch)

No Deadline

„For over 100 years, Black [&] Veatch has been a leader in the design and construction of sustainable infrastructure. Today, we recognize that climate change represents perhaps the greatest threat humanity has ever faced… and presents one of the great opportunities for innovation in our history. So we’re looking for bold, committed partners to help us accelerate the development of decarbonization solutions. This 12-week virtual program is designed to partner with start-ups offering scalable solutions for critical human infrastructure. During the program, you will be partnered with Black [&] Veatch experts to co-develop, pilot, and/or market your new solution. As a solutions partner, you’ll receive opportunities for mentorship, access to our vast network, product testing, pitch development, investor introductions and funding up to $50,000. Previous years’ programs have focused on cleantech and pandemic response.“

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Call for Abstracts: 2nd International Conference on Negative CO2 Emissions

Deadline: 1. December 2021

„The objective of the Paris Agreement is to limit global warming to well below 2ºC, and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5ºC. The carbon budget is the amount of carbon dioxide that we can emit while still limiting global temperature rise to a given level, for example 1.5ºC.The exact size of the carbon budget is uncertain and depends on many factors, including potential future warming of non-CO2 climate forcers. This said, the remaining budgets for limiting the warming to 1.5ºC or 2ºC have been estimated at about 420 and 1170 Gt of CO2 . With unchanged present emissions at about 40 Gt CO2/year these budgets would be exhausted in as few as 10 and 30 years, respectively. Most of the IPCC emission scenarios that meet a global two-degree target in 2100 overshoot the carbon budget at first and then remove the excess carbon with large negative emissions, typically on the order of 400‑800 Gt CO2 up to 2100.At the same time as negative emissions appear to be indispensable to meet adopted climate targets, the large future negative emissions assumed in climate models have been questioned and warnings have been raised about relying on very large and uncertain negative emissions in the future. With the future climate at stake, a deeper and fuller understanding of the various aspects of negative emissions is needed.“

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Call for Participation: IGES–FAO survey on estimation of carbon stock changes in mineral soils in national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories

„Soils constitute the biggest carbon pool in terrestrial ecosystems and can have a significant contribution to climate change mitigation through carbon sequestration. However, the estimation and reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals, especially from mineral soils, is very limited. Currently, countries face significant challenges in reporting carbon stock changes and associated CO2 emissions from mineral soils even when using the basic methodological level (tier 1). This is true for a wide range of countries, both developed and developing. Thus, it is worthwhile to understand the reasons behind the incomplete reporting by countries in order to have more targeted actions towards filling the gaps. For this reason, FAO and IGES are launching the survey on “Estimation of carbon stock changes in mineral soils in national greenhouse gas inventories. The survey focuses on understanding the existing technical capacity and the main challenges in estimating carbon stock changes (CSCs) and associated CO2 emissions/removals in mineral soils due to land use/management and their changes on managed land. In addition, the survey explores whether soil scientist/experts are collaborating in this process, as well as their awareness of the topic, data needs and methodologies. The survey refers to technical experts working on estimating CSCs in mineral soils due to land use, management/changes and CO2 emissions/removals from the carbon pool; and to soil scientist/experts working on producing data and knowledge on this topic. The survey requires 5 minutes and it will be available from 21 September to 8 October 2021.“

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