CO₂-removal News

Nature – Cook-Patton et al. (2021): Protect, manage, then restore lands for climate mitigation

Susan C. Cook-Patton, C. Ronnie Drever, Bronson W. Griscom, Kelley Hamrick, Hamilton Hardman, Timm Kroeger, Pablo Pacheco, Shyla Raghav, Martha Stevenson, Chris Webb, Samantha Yeo, Peter W. Ellis IN: Nature Climate Change (2021),

„We can’t take a blanket approach to land-based climate solutions. A new study led by scientists from The Nature Conservancy describes a hierarchy for prioritizing the quickest and most cost-effective policy approaches.“


Nature – Noon et al. (2021): Mapping the irrecoverable carbon in Earth’s ecosystems

Monica L. Noon, Allie Goldstein, Juan Carlos Ledezma, Patrick R. Roehrdanz, Susan C. Cook-Patton, Seth A. Spawn-Lee, Timothy Maxwell Wright, Mariano Gonzalez-Roglich, David G. Hole, Johan Rockström & Will R. Turner IN: Nature Sustainability (2021).

„There are some natural places that we cannot afford to lose due to their irreplaceable carbon reserves. Here we map ‘irrecoverable carbon’ globally to identify ecosystem carbon that remains within human purview to manage and, if lost, could not be recovered by mid-century, by when we need to reach net-zero emissions to avoid the worst climate impacts.“


Online event: This is CDR

Tue, January 4, 2022 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CET

OpenAir is excited to present an online event series that explores the wide range of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) solutions currently being researched, developed, and deployed, and discusses them in the context of policy proposals under development for New York, and other states and localities.


Yang et al. (2021): Harmonized comparison of virgin steel production using biomass with carbon capture and storage for negative emissions

Fan Yang, Hans Meerman, André Faaij IN: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 112, 2021,103519,

Mass and energy balances were used to evaluate each route’s cradle-to-gate CO2eq emissions. Results indicate that using either CO2 capture and storage (CCS) or biomass can reduce, but not eliminate, CO2eq emissions in the iron and steel sector. However, the combination of CCS and biomass (BECCS) can result in CO2-neutral or even CO2-negative steelmaking.

LINK COP26 – Key Outcomes From the UN Climate Talks in Glasgow

By Helen Mountford, David Waskow, Lorena Gonzalez, Chirag Gajjar, Nathan Cogswell, Mima Holt, Taryn Fransen, Molly Bergen and Rhys Gerholdt (World Resources Institute)

„Despite significant headway on several fronts, national climate and financing commitments still fell far short of what is needed to come to grips with the climate challenge. Here’s a summary of where things landed at COP26.“


Tatarewicz et al. (2021): The Role of BECCS in Achieving Climate Neutrality in the European Union

Igor Tatarewicz, Michał Lewarski, Sławomir Skwierz, Vitaliy Krupin, Robert Jeszke, Maciej Pyrka, Krystian Szczepanski, Monika Sekuła IN: Energies 2021, 14, 7842.

This research is devoted to an analysis of BECCS as a negative emissions technology (NET) and the assessment of its implementation impact upon the possibility of achieving EU climate goals by 2050.


Latest Special Issue: CO2 Utilization Technologies

Oxford University Press; Clean Energy Volume 5, Issue 4 (December 2021); ISSN 2515-4230

In a new special issue, authors discuss new CO2 -utilization technologies at various stages of development and commercialization. These technologies have the potential to provide opportunities for emission savings for power and other industrial sectors by partially substituting fossil-fuel raw materials, increasing efficiency and reducing GHG emissions, and generating revenues through producing marketable products.