Kategorie: Projects

Setting DAC on Track – Strategies for Hub Implementation

White Paper of Christopher Allen, Alayna Chuney, Courtni Holness, Rory Jacobson, Ugbaad Kosar, Vanessa Suarez on Carbon180

„In late 2021, Congress made a down payment on early DAC projects with the passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which provided $3.5 billion in funding over five years for several DAC facilities through the Regional Direct Air Capture Hubs (DAC Hubs) program. As the first large-scale US deployments of DAC, these hubs are an opportunity to define the field with high-quality projects that create robust environmental and public health benefits, new jobs and economic opportunities, and broad community support.“

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CO₂RE – the Greenhouse Gas Removal Hub

The CO2RE Greenhouse Gas Removal Hub (CO2RE) is a UKRI-funded gateway to research expertise on Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR). The programme focuses on solutions-led research into economically, socially, and environmentally scalable GGR options. To date, this is the largest GGR programme funded by the UK government. Five interdisciplinary research projects will feed into longer-term government decision-making on the most effective technologies to reduce CO2 emissions: Biochar, Enhanced rock weathering, Peatland restoration, Perennial biomass crops, Woodland creation and management.

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Swiss Negative Emissions Fund – paying for Net Zero

by Sascha Nick and Philippe Thalmann (Enterprise for Society Center)

The authors propose setting up a fund to finance the removal of all Swiss territorial GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions from 2030. The fund will accelerate decarbonization and help reach annual net zero emissions around 2040, and then progressively remove all past emissions emitted from 2030. The fund will be entirely funded by emitters, based on the “polluter pays” principle, with no taxpayer money involved.

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Solid Carbon: A Climate Mitigation Partnership Advancing Stable Negative Emissions

Solid Carbon is an project to permanently and safely sequester carbon dioxide (CO2) as rock. The vision is to extract CO2 directly from the air or ocean. Then, using deep ocean technology powered by ocean-based wind and solar energy, inject the CO2 into the subseafloor basalt, where it mineralizes into solid carbonate rock. A PICS (Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions) Theme Partnership – Project; began October 1, 2019 with project Duration of four years. Lead PI: Dr. David S. Goldberg; a new explainer video is relased.

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Negative Emissions Database project

by negative-emissions.org

The Negative Emissions Platform is developing a CDR Atlas to showcase companies active in the CDR space. They have already started populating the database with companies and want to reach out to the broader CDR community to make the database as complete and accurate as possible.

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Carbon Removal Working Group

by the Earth System Governance network

This working group of „Earth system Governance“ envisions a ‘big tent’ approach that offers opportunities to reshape and catalyze climate governance efforts across multiple issues and systems, and includes critical and policy-driven perspectives. The Working Group is open to all and is not exclusive to members of the Earth System Governance network. To join their mailing list, please contact the working group coordinators Sean Low or Miranda Boettcher.

Convenors

  • Frank Biermann, Utrecht University
  • Peter Dauvergne, University of British Columbia

Coordinators

  • Sean Low, Aarhus University – sean.low@btech.au.dk
  • Miranda Boettcher, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) – miranda.boettcher@swp-berlin.org

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Research into Low-Pressure CO2 Shipping for Carbon Capture and Storage

Published Dec 23, 2021 by The Maritime Executive

The project’s goal is to build experience in low-pressure transport by examining the fundamentals of a low-pressure CO2 transport chain. They plan to test LCO2 behavior at low pressure as well as explore the elements of ship design with low-pressure tanks and cargo handling systems. They will research the choice of material and testing required to develop the systems as well as conditioning and liquefaction.

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Canada’s CCUS Accelerator Program

CarbonNEXT is Canada’s carbontech commercialization hub established by Foresight and Carbon Management Canada to drive development and scaling of the next generation of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) ventures. CarbonNEXT brings partners together to energize innovation, accelerate commercialization, and fast-track adoption of carbontech solutions, and to position Canada as the global leader in CCUS. They will be running a series of five sector-focused carbontech industry and investor sessions starting in mid-February.

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