Kategorie: Knowledge Transfer

Online Course (MOOC): Climate Change – Carbon Capture and Storage

Online, starts Jan. 14, ends Oct 31 2022; University of Edinburgh

Explore the technology that can provide a long-term solution to protect our atmosphere from an excess of carbon dioxide, in the context of global energy, the use of fossil fuels, and climate change. The course is taught by a team of leading academics at the University of Edinburgh with decades of experience in this field. It aims to bridge the gap between the forefront of the latest developments in science, engineering, geology, policy and economics, and the wider public.


Energy Futures Initiative: Surveying the BECCS Landscape

by Energy Futures Initiative; Part of the EFI Report Series: Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage: Sowing the Seeds of a Negative-Carbon Future, January 2022, 132 pp.

This report is a systematic review of the literature to understand the key opportunities and challenges associated with bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS), a broad set of systems that integrate the use of energy derived from biomass with the capture and long-term storage of carbon.


Carbon removal, net zero, and implications for Switzerland

by Sascha Nick, Philippe Thalmann (Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne , EPFL) at E4S (Enterprise for Society)

This E4S white paper provides an overview of carbon removal in the context of climate action towards net zero, covering the main points policy – makers and organizational leaders should keep in mind. The analysis of Swiss potential confirms the 10% limitation for NETs, with focus on wetland restoration, soil carbon, and limited BECCS.


Release of the CO2GeoNet report ‘State-of-play on CO2 geological storage in 32 European countries – an update’

„Looking for the latest news on the status of geological storage of CO2 in Europe? Want to know in which regions geological CO2 storage is permissible? Seeking information on hot spots for research and practical demonstration? Concerned about barriers hindering deployment in a particular country? The latest CO2GeoNet State of Play on CO2 storage in Europe puts this information right at your fingertips in one easy-to-use report.“


Climate Now publishes the final video II in series on Carbon Capture and Storage

by ClimateNow.com

Last week, Climate Now released part II of the video series on Carbon Capture and Storage featuring Julio Friedmann and Howard Herzog. Part II analyzes the utilization, transport, and storage of captured CO2, and the associated costs, challenges, and scaling opportunities. This series is a resource for people looking to understand CCUS in a digestible and in-depth manner.

LINK Carbon Capture and Storage, Part I

LINK Carbon Capture and Storage, Part II

Direct Air Capture Insight Brief – Capitalizing on the Defining Decade for Technology Development

by Third Derivative

First Gigaton Captured is an initiative to find, fund, and scale the most promising carbon removal startups and solutions around the world by uniting focused capital, corporate partners, and investors with this common goal. In this insight brief, learn about opportunities for innovation and scaling that could reduce the cost of DAC by an order of magnitude to close to $50 per ton of CO2 removed.


A Research Strategy for Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal and Sequestration

A Consensus Study Report of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Washington DC; The national Academies press. https://doi.org/10.17226/26278

Two complementary reports released the last two days highlight the potential for the ocean to remove carbon from the atmosphere and the need for responsible deployment to be guided by science research and governance. This National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report covers the current state of understanding for ocean-based carbon removal and provides a research pathway to resolve the knowledge gaps. The Aspen Institute report (post from Dec 8) charts out the first steps to develop a code of conduct for ocean-based carbon removal. Both reports identify crucial considerations to inform how to move forward with harnessing the power of the oceans to remove climate pollution.



Guidance for Ocean-Based Carbon Dioxide Removal Projects – a pathway to developing a code of conduct

by the Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Program

The Program has released its latest report. The culmination of a series of five, virtual, multi-hour discussion group sessions and one presentation from a variety of practitioners in the ocean-based CDR space, the report details potential guidelines for exploring what governance structures, scientific research, and community engagement should look like as practitioners explore the possibility of removing carbon dioxide from Earth’s atmosphere by storing it in the ocean as a means of addressing climate change.