Schlagwort: Carbon Dioxide Removal

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $30 Million to Remove Carbon Dioxide from the Air and Oceans and Convert it to Valuable Products


„The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) announced today up to $30 million in funding for research and development (R&D) projects to advance carbon dioxide removal (CDR) approaches that will reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution by capturing it directly from both the atmosphere and oceans and converting it into valuable products such as fuels and chemicals. Direct air and ocean capture of CO2, with permanent storage of the captured CO2 in geological formations or converted to value-added products, has a critical role in helping the United States achieve the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.“


Fraser (2022): Up in the air: the challenge of conceptualizing and crafting a post-carbon planetary politics to confront climate change

Alistair Fraser IN: The Journal of Peasant Studies, DOI: 10.1080/03066150.2022.2113779

The author argues that confronting climate change requires conceptualizing and crafting a post-carbon planetary politics focused on removing carbon from the atmosphere. A focal point for beginning to build this politics should be carbon removal networks. The author conceptualizes these networks as vehicles that tap diverse knowledge domains (from sciences such as ecology or chemistry to activism and the law) to establish a planetary-wide political alliance which removes carbon while delivering nutrition, shelter, and care to populations in all manner of geographical settings.


White Paper: Unlocking Carbon Dioxide Removal with Voluntary Carbon Markets

on, 16 pp.

The Carbon Business Council, a trade association of more than 65 carbon management companies, has published this white paper on the intersection of voluntary carbon markets (VCMs) and carbon dioxide removal (CDR). The paper features recommendations for market regulators and existing market providers about how to grow VCMs, scale carbon removal, and provide a more diverse portfolio of climate solutions for purchasers. VCMs are projected to grow to a $50 billion market by 2030.


Mai et al. (2022): Getting to 100%: Six strategies for the challenging last 10%

Trieu Mai, Paul Denholm, Patrick Brown, Wesley Cole, Elaine Hale, Patrick Lamers, Caitlin Murphy, Mark Ruth, Brian Sergi, Daniel Steinberg, Samuel F. Baldwin IN: Joule, DOI:

Achieving 100% carbon-free electricity obviates the use of traditional fossil-fuel-based generation technologies, by themselves, to serve the last increment of demand—which the authors refer to as the “last 10%.” Here, the authors survey strategies for overcoming this last 10% challenge, including extending traditional carbon-free energy sources (e.g., wind and solar, other renewable energy, and nuclear), replacing fossil fuels with carbon-free fuels for combustion (e.g., hydrogen- and biomass-based fuels), developing carbon capture and carbon dioxide removal technologies, and deploying multi-day demand-side resources.


Borchers et al. (2022): Contribution to Net-Zero-2050 Germany – the portfolio of carbon dioxide removal options

Malgorzata Borchers, Daniela Thrän, Yaxuan Chi, Nicolaus Dahmen, Roland Dittmeyer, Tobias Dolch, Christian Dold, Johannes Förster, Michael Herbst, Dominik Heß, Aram Kalhori, Ketil Koop-Jakobsen, Zhan Li, Nadine Mengis, Thorsten B. Reusch, Imke Rhoden, Torsten Sachs, Cornelia Schmidt-Hattenberger, Angela Stevenson, Terese Thoni, Jiajun Wu, Christopher Yeates IN: Front. Clim. Sec. Negative Emission Technologies, doi: 10.3389/fclim.2022.810343

The authors investigated various near-to-market CDR options for Germany, which the authors present in the form of thirteen dedicated model concepts. They cover technical CO2 removal (two models of direct air carbon capture, i.e. DACC), hybrid solutions (six bioenergy with carbon capture technologies, i.e., BECC) and five options for natural sink enhancement, so-called Nature-Based Solutions (NBS).


2nd Annual Conference on Carbon Removal Law and Policy: The Role of Domestic Law and Policy in Regulating and Facilitating CDR

September 27-28, 2022, to be held virtually

Registration is open! This year’s conference will focus on the role of domestic law (throughout the world) in the carbon dioxide removal sector. It is organisator’s hope to bring together speakers from the corporate, government, NGO and academic sectors to explore lessons learned to date, as well as to discuss interstices in legal and regulatory frameworks, and approaches that can help to streamline governance mechanisms, while protecting the interests of all stakeholders. This event is co-convened by the Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy, the Environmental Policy & Culture Program at Northwestern University, and the Pritzker School of Law at Northwestern University.


Entnahme von CO2 – sind die EU-Mitgliedsstaaten bereit?

Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf, Ecologic Institut; Background DER TAGESSPIEGEL

„CO2-Entnahmen werden ein zentrales Handlungsfeld der Klimapolitik. Trotzdem fehlen Basics in den Politikrahmen der Mitgliedsstaaten. Es gibt auch keine politische Diskussion über die CO2-Entnahme. Das ist ein Problem. Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf vom Ecologic Institut schlägt in seinem Standpunkt Lösungswege vor.“


This is CDR: Travertine, CDR x Critical Element Extraction

Tue, September 13, 2022; 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

This week on This Is CDR, Travertine CEO Dr. Laura Lammers will present the company’s electrochemical process that enhances the Earth’s natural carbon cycle to precipitate carbonate minerals from carbon dioxide in the air, permanently storing carbon in the solid phase, while also recycling sulfates from mine tailings and generating green Hydrogen.


Merk et al. (2022): The need for local governance of global commons: The example of blue carbon ecosystems

Christine Merk, Jonas Grunau, Marie-Catherine Riekhof, Wilfried Rickels IN: Ecological Economics 201,107581,

The authors discuss nature-based solutions in connection with the enhancement of blue carbon ecosystems (BCE) such as mangrove or seagrass habitats. Enhancing BCEs can indeed contribute to CO2 sequestration, but the value of their carbon storage is low compared to the overall contribution of their ecosystem services to wealth. Furthermore, their property rights are often unclear, i.e. not comprehensively defined or not enforced. Hence, payment schemes that only compensate BCE carbon sequestration could create tradeoffs at the expense of other important, often local, ecosystem services and might not result in socially optimal outcomes. Accordingly, one chance for preserving and restoring BCEs lies in the consideration of all services in potential compensation schemes for local communities.