Schlagwort: Carbon Dioxide Removal

Funding novel research towards atmospheric CO2 removal

Tue, 28 February 2023, 16:00 – 17:00 GMT; by Carbon Technology Research Foundation (CTRF)

CTRF’s inaugural call for research proposals will be launched by the Director of Research, Dr Sarah Wagstaffe-Jones. In 2023, they will be offering up to £4M in anticipation of funding 4-7 projects. During the session, CTRF’s initial priority areas for funding will be communicated and guidance on the application and peer review processes which will be adopted by CTRF will be provided. This webinar will be of particular interest to researchers working within the CDR space, or those wishing to pivot their innovative programmes and methodologies towards the sector. We would also encourage policymakers, funders and investors to join in the discussion.

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Washington Post: Carbon Removal Is Where Green Investment Should Go

by Lara Williams (Bloomberg) on washingtonpost.com, January 27, 2023 at 10:49

„Green investment hit a milestone in 2022: The world put as much money into replacing fossil fuels as it put into producing them, with clean energy investments jumping 31% from 2021 to top $1 trillion for the first time. Of course, it’s not job done. Annual investments into decarbonizing the economy must triple for the rest of this decade. One area that’s seen a dramatic expansion in investment lately is carbon capture.“

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IEAGHG Risk Management Network event

28-29 June 2023, hosted by Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh

Join IEAGHG in Edinburgh for this two-day combined network meeting with sessions focussed on well integrity, risk management of legacy wells, environmental impacts, quantification and monitoring of CO2 leakage for CO2 storage sites.

  • Drinks reception Tuesday 27th June
  • Workshop Wednesday 28th – Thursday 29th June
  • Optional field excursion Friday 30th June

Registration will open in March, please register your interest for further information.

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Brief: QU.A.L.ITY soil carbon removals? Assessing the EU Framework for Carbon Removal Certification from a climate-friendly soil management perspective.

Hugh McDonald, Anne Siemons, Ralph Bodle, May Hobeika, Aaron Scheid, Lambert Schneider; Ecologic Institute, Berlin, 27 pp.

This brief critically assesses the Commission’s 2022 proposal for Framework for Carbon Removals Certification as it applies to climate-friendly soil management. The authors introduce the proposal and then evaluate how its minimum certification criteria – the so-called QU.A.L.ITY (quantification, additionality, long-term storage, and sustainability) criteria – would apply to climate-friendly soil management activities.

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Carton et al. (2023): Is carbon removal delaying emission reductions?

Wim Carton, Inge-Merete Hougaard, Nils Markusson, Jens Friis Lund IN: Wires Climate Change, https://doi.org/10.1002/wcc.826

Carbon dioxide removal is rapidly becoming a key focus in climate research and politics. This is raising concerns of “moral hazard” or “mitigation deterrence,” that is, the risk that promises of and/or efforts to pursue carbon removal end up reducing or delaying near-term mitigation efforts. Some, however, contest this risk, arguing that it is overstated or lacking evidence. In this review, te authors explore the reasons behind the disagreement in the literature.

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Und übermorgen unter null

Stefan Schmitt, ZEIT online, 25. Januar 2023 (Paywall)

„Emissionen senken, klar doch, dieses Klimaschutzrezept kennt jeder. Aber seinen unverzichtbaren Zwilling? Fachleute rechnen durch, wie viel Kohlendioxid im Lauf des Jahrhunderts aus der Luft geholt werden muss.“

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Webinar on ocean-based CDR with CDRmare

Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.; hosted by Swiss Carbon Removal Platform

In this CDR Swiss webinar, Prof. Dr. Gregor Rehder and Prof. Dr. Achim Kopf from the German research mission „CDRmare“ will present marine Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) methods, including carbon storage in the oceanic crust (basalt formations) and in geological formations of the German North Sea (sand stone formations).

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Powis et al. (2023): Quantifying global carbon dioxide removal deployment

Carter M Powis, Stephen M Smith, Jan C Minx, Thomas Gasser IN: Environmental Research Letters, DOI 10.1088/1748-9326/acb450

It is not known how much CDR is currently deployed at a global scale, nor how that compares to mitigation scenario estimates. Here, the authors address this problem by developing an estimate of global current CDR activity. They draw on national greenhouse gas inventory data combined with CDR registries and commercial databases to estimate that global anthropogenic activity presently generates ~1985 MtCO2yr-1 of atmospheric removals. To conclude the authors discuss uncertainties related to their estimates, and suggest priorities for the future collection and management of CDR data, particularly related to the role of the land sink in generating CDR.

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