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WEEKLY SUMMARY (01 MAY-07 MAY 2023)-WEEK#11
Recent scientific papers, web posts, upcoming events, job opportunities, podcasts and videos etc.) on Carbon Dioxide Removal Technology.
(NEW) Open call for a common statement: the need to clearly differentiate between emission reductions and removals | 12 May 2023
Research Topic- Carbon dioxide removal: Perspectives from the social sciences and humanities (Call for submission of abstract and manuscript) | Abstract Submission Deadline 10 April 2023 and Manuscript Submission Deadline 28 August 2023
Dalhousie receives historic $154‑million investment to study the ocean’s pivotal role in climate change
Decarbonizing the cement and concrete industry: A systematic review of socio-technical systems, technological innovations, and policy options
Assessing the viability of CO2 storage in offshore formations of the Gulf of Mexico at a scale relevant for climate-change mitigation
Techno-economic analysis of a CO2 direct air capture-cooling tower hybrid process at a geothermal facility
Primacy for Louisiana- Bury the carbon dioxide, not the lede
PBC4GGR Proof of Concept call- The role of Perennial Biomass Crops in meeting the UK’s net zero carbon objectives
CDR Modeled in MAGICC to return to preindustrial temperatures by 2100 - credible emissions projections is also needed.
Open call for a common statement: the need to clearly differentiate between emission reductions and removals
(NEW) NYCDR Happy Hour | 11 May 2023
THE Carbon Removal Business Summit of 2023 by Carbon Unbound | 11-12 May 2023
Capture6: Embedded Decarbonization Solutions by OpenAir | 16 May 2023
(NEW) Meet the Seafields Team Webinar by Seafields | 16 May 2023
(NEW) Developing a Verification Approach for Open Ocean CDR by Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy | 16 May 2023
(NEW) Methods of Methane Removal by Airminers | 17 May 2023
Double Nature Summit by Climate Cleanup | 22-25 May 2023
Biochar x Concrete with ecoLocked by OpenAir | 23 May 2023
(NEW) Living Blue Carbon Road Map: Community Sessions by Ocean Visions | 25 & 30 May, 1 June 2023
Climeworks Direct Air Capture Summit | 6 June 2023
OCB2023 Summer Workshop | June 12-15, 2023
Frontier: Introducing Offtakes by OpenAir | 20 June 2023
The 12th Trondheim Conference on CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage by CCS Research Centre (NCCS) | June 19 - 21, 2023
Negative CO2 Emissions, 3rd International Conference 2024 by CO₂RE, the Greenhouse Gas Removal Hub | 18th - Friday 21st June 2024
A Symposium For Carbon Removal Deployment Washington DC by Carbon Business Council | June 21 & June 22, 2023
"A core part of our mission is to create public resources on climate solutions based on the best available science and data. As developments in carbon dioxide removal (CDR) accelerate, we want to grow our capacity to share relevant research, tools, and insights around emerging CDR approaches. We’re particularly interested in “open system” approaches like ocean alkalinity enhancement and enhanced weathering that require expertise in geochemistry to understand and model. As a CDR Research Scientist, you will be responsible for designing and implementing research projects that inform deployment and decision-making around CDR technologies, with a focus on “open system” approaches. Your work will support several CDR initiatives, both within our team and with external collaborators. You will report to the CDR Program Manager, and participate in a collaborative working culture in which you will contribute to setting strategy and priorities."
"The Brimstone Process™ is a breakthrough in cement production, making carbon-negative portland cement with carbon-free calcium silicate rock instead of limestone."
"Noya’s carbon removal solution pulls excess CO2 from the atmosphere on timescales that meaningfully address climate change."
"Dr Steve Smith is the Executive Director of CO2RE, as well as Executive Director of the Oxford Net Zero initiative, based at the University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. He also previously co-led the Climate Science Team at the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. In this episode, we take a holistic deep dive into Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) and discuss his expertise on net zero pledges, the political and economic strategies for CDR, and technology readiness."
"Puro added ERW credits in December 2022, opening the door for them to be sold into voluntary carbon marks. Microsoft is expanding its carbon removal portfolio to include ERW credits purchased from UNDO, hoping to sequester 5000 tons of CO2 over the next few decades. ERW can potentially deliver massive amounts of CDR, but requires significant investment and MRV to grow with the industry. Is all that possible? So, this episode discusses this exciting technique's business dimensions with our business panel. Welcome, Susan Su and Na’im Merchant."
"In today's Reversing Climate Change podcast, Dr. David Hughes, the Huck Chair in Global Food Security at Penn State University and Director of USAID Innovation Lab on Current and Emerging Threats to Crops, Founder of PlantVillage & Carbon4Good, describes how this program avoids middlemen and gets farmers paid directly for making biochar, how biochar improves soil health and provides additional income, and how the technique represents both climate adaptation, and mitigation."
Exploring the Risks and Riches of the Deep Sea Ecosystems in Climate Interventions: A Discussion with Lisa Levin | Plan Sea: Ocean Interventions to Address Climate Change
"The podcast focuses on the risks of ocean-based climate interventions and solar radiation options to deep ocean ecosystems. The guest, Lisa Levin, is a distinguished professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the lead author of a recent article in the journal Science called "Deep Sea Impacts of Climate Interventions." She explains that most ocean-based carbon removal technologies involve dumping materials and carbon into the ocean floor, which could affect the many different ecosystems of the deep sea. The deep sea is vast and full of biodiversity, which plays a critical role in regulating the planet's climate and maintaining its health. Lisa identifies the risks associated with ocean-based climate interventions, such as changing the light regime and adding particles or nutrients to the ocean, which could have negative consequences for deep-sea ecosystems."
"Planetary Technologies won the Carbon Xprize Milestone award for their ocean-based CDR method last year. They plan to do a 120-day test this summer, hoping to remove 200 net tons of CO2 from the water. They have conducted public outreach and published a public code of conduct, but protesters gathered at Gwithian beach in North Cornwall. They will be transparent and diligent in their evaluations and monitoring. Joining us on this episode are two people who are working firsthand on the issues of public acceptability and community outreach that we’ve set out to explore CRN- Will Burt, Chief Ocean Scientist at Planetary and Pete Chargin, Planetary’s VP of Commercialization and Community Relations."
This Is CDR Ep. 65: Frontier + Carbonplan's CDR Verification Framework Updates | OpenAir
“On this episode of This Is CDR Toby and Megha catch up with Carbonplan's Freya Chay and Frontier's Dr. Zeke Hausfather who present and discuss recent updates to the organizations' excellent CDR Verification Framework.”
Inside Efforts to scale direct air capture to slow climate change | 60 Minutes
“Carbon dioxide is captured from the air and buried underground as part of groundbreaking new technology to slow climate change. Bill Whitaker met with teams making it happen in Iceland.”
This Is CDR Ep. 66: Kita - Insurance for the CDR Sector with Natalia Dorfman | OpenAir
“In this episode Toby and Megha welcome Kita Co-Founder and CEO Natalia Dorfman to discuss how insurance can help facilitate and accelerate the scaling of CDR.”
4 Corners Carbon Coalition Awardee Showcase: Concrete+Carbon Removal | OpenAir
“In March 2023 the 4 Corners Carbon Coalition (www.4cornerscarbon.org) announced the 4 projects and teams that have been selected to receive the inaugural round of innovation grants for projects that integrate atmospheric carbon dioxide removal (CDR) with the world's most common building material, concrete. During this hour-long event, attendees will have an opportunity to hear from each of the winning teams and learn more about their 4CCC-supported projects:
-CarbonBuilt - DAC. + CO2 Sequestration in Concrete. (Flagstaff, AZ)
-The Hemp CO2llective - Carbon-Negative Biomineral Structural Insulated Wall Panels with Hemp and Biochar (Durango, CO)
-Minus Materials - Algae-Based Regenerative Quarry (Boulder, CO)
-Travertine Technologies - The Boulder Block (Boulder, CO)
MRV & Environmental Justice | Dr. Evvan Morton, AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow | F4CR
Enhanced Rock Weathering in the Global South | Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy
“Enhanced rock weathering (ERW) is an emerging carbon drawdown strategy that leverages the natural weathering process of certain types of rocks, mainly basalt. These rocks are finely ground and applied to soils to drive chemical reactions which capture atmospheric carbon and convert it into stable forms. The stable carbon then flows through groundwater into the oceans, where it can be stored for thousands of years. The application of ERW has significant potential for scale, particularly on agricultural land. However, the implementation of ERW technologies has been limited largely to study environments in high-income countries. There is significant interest from climate financing organizations. However, given the current focus of ERW development in Global North geographies, in the absence of a concerted parallel effort in the Global South, it is likely that any future economic benefits accruing to farmers from ERW in the form of carbon offset payments will disproportionately benefit farmers in rich countries. The panelists for this webinar, Garrett Boudinot and Yifan Powers, presented their report, which aims to shift some of these actions and benefits to include poor smallholder farmers in low- and middle-income countries along with discussing further implications of ERW in the carbon removal space.”
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