CO₂-removal News

Mapping rock weathering across the U.S.

by Nori – Carbon Removal Newsroom (at Spotify)

In this week’s episode, hosts Radhika Moolgavkar of Nori and Holly Jean Buck of the University at Buffalo are joined by co-host Dr. Jane Zelikova, executive director of the Soil Carbon Solutions Center and joint faculty in crop and soil science at Colorado State University. New research is discussed which explores the relationship between geology, climate, and weathering rates across the continental United States, as well as an opinion piece in the journal Global Change Biology, arguing that biological processes will also affect the carbon removal potential of enhanced weathering.

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Fans of removals – an insight into Direct Air Carbon Capture and Storage

by Carbon Matters

Recorded just prior to COP 26, in this episode Amy Ruddock, VP Europe for Carbon Engineering talks with Steven Hall and Tom Mansfield (Carbon Removal Centre) on the developments of Direct Air Carbon Capture as a tool for carbon dioxide removal and its potential to supply non-fossil sourced carbon to industrial process such as synthetic aviation fuel (36 min in total).

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DOE Seeks Information on Deployment-Ready Carbon Reduction and Removal Technologies

Request for Information Will Guide the Selection and Management of Critical Climate Investments of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law 

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released a Request for Information (RFI) on technologies ready to be demonstrated that reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The RFI seeks feedback from industry, investors, developers, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, NGOs, and potentially affected communities (including environmental justice, Tribal, energy transition, and other communities). This is solely a request for information and is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement.

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Webinar: Report Release and Public Briefing – A Research Strategy for Ocean CDR and Sequestration

Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET 

The Committee on A Research Strategy for Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal and Sequestration will be releasing their report entitled A Research Strategy for Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal and Sequestration on December 8, 2021, at 11:00 AM ET. A public report release webinar will also be held from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET on December 8, 2021. The report provides a path forward for research and development needed to assess the viability of promising ocean-based CDR approaches.

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Are Journalists Reporting on the Highest-Impact Climate Solutions? Findings from a Survey of Environmental Journalists

Amanda C. Borth, Eryn Campbell, Sammi Munson, Shaelyn M. Patzer, William A. Yagatich, Edward Maibach IN: Journalism Practice, DOI: 10.1080/17512786.2021.2002711

The climate solutions reporting interests and practices of environmental journalists (N = 592) were analysed, paying particular attention to negative emissions technologies (NETs). It is presented that most environmental journalists are reporting on adaptation and resilience stories and renewable energy stories; additionally, over half were interested in and had recently reported on negative emissions solutions.

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Shokouhi et al (2021): Physics-informed deep learning for prediction of CO2 storage site response

Parisa Shokouhi, Vikas Kumar, Sumedha Prathipati, Seyyed A. Hosseini, Clyde Lee Giles, Daniel Kifer IN: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, Volume 241, 103835, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jconhyd.2021.103835.

Here, a physics-informed deep learning method is proposed that uses deep neural networks but also incorporates flow equations to predict a carbon storage site response to CO2 injection. A 3D synthetic dataset is used to show the effectiveness of this modeling approach.

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International Master on «CO2 Geological Storage»

Deadline: 17th January 2022

The call of the second edition of the International Master on CO2 Geological Storage is open. The goal of the course is to provide the participants with the scientific and technical knowledge that needs to be addressed for the successful storage of CO2 into geological formations. The programme will cover all aspects so that the students can both understand the work of all specialists who will be involved in CCS projects and further develop their own field of specialization.

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