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WEEKLY SUMMARY (10 APRIL-16 APRIL 2023)-WEEK#8
Recent scientific papers, web posts, upcoming events, job opportunities, podcasts and videos etc.) on Carbon Dioxide Removal Technology.
Noya Closes $11M Series A To Accelerate the World's Transition to Carbon Negativity With Innovative Direct Air Capture Technology (DAC)
Frontier carbon removal commitment tops $1B with four new members: Autodesk, H&M Group, JPMorgan Chase, and Workday
Responses of keystone phytoplankton groups to olivine dissolution products and implications for carbon dioxide removal via ocean alkalinity enhancement
Expanding carbon removal to the Global South: Thematic concerns on systems, justice, and climate governance
Partial replacement of cement and fine aggregate in mortar material by using carbon sequestration technique
A multi-period model for optimizing negative emission technology portfolios with economic and carbon value discount rates
Wet-carbonation-based Mineral Extraction and CO2 Sequestration Using Concrete Waste Fines at a Low Temperature
Way forward to adopt agricultural practices for paddy straw management based on carbon sequestration and GHG emissions
Carbon stability and morphotype composition of biochars from feedstocks in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam
A Rotary Direct Air Capture Adsorber with Ultrahigh Productivity for Efficient CO 2 Enrichment in Greenhouse (Preprint)
In line with climate science, Climeworks calls for a clear distinction between emissions reductions and carbon removal
The whole is greater than the sum of the parts Recently enacted legislation can help the US lead in clean technology
(NEW) Scrubbing the Skies -Enhanced Rock Weathering in the Global South: Exploring Potential for Enhanced Agricultural Productivity and CDR by Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy | 18 April 2023
(NEW) ISR in conversation with Emily Cox on public perceptions on carbon removal by Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources | 19 April 2023
(NEW) Mithun + Heirloom | Architects and Climate Techs: A Learning Happy Hour by Mithun, Heirloom & SF Climate Week | 19 April 2023
IEAGHG Technical Report: 2022-11, Applying ISO Standards to Geologic Storage and EOR Projects | 19 April 2023
US Farm Bill and Biochar: Updates for a Global Audience by Carbon Business Council, International Biochar Initiative, and US Biochar Initiative | 20 April 2023
Next Open Dialogue Live to explore how Dal researchers and partners are advancing climate‑focused ocean research by Dalhousie University | 20 April 2023
(NEW) Ocean Carbon Innovations: Exploring Biomass Sinking and Olivine Weathering by Patch | 20 April 2023
Carbon Removal Challenge Finalist Showcase by OpenAir | 21 April 2023
(NEW) Curbing Climate Change through Carbon Removal by Science at Cal and Berkeley Lab | 21 April 2023
(NEW) AirMiners April 2023 Town Hall | 24 April 2023
(NEW) How Carbon Removals can be part of your strategy by Net Zero Markets | 27 April 2023
Kita: Insurance for the CDR Sector by OpenAir | 02 May 2023
(NEW) Online community sessions on research and innovation needs in the Direct Air Capture field by Frontier | 3 May 2023
Agricultural Biochar Knowledge Exchange Event by The GWCT Allerton Project and Nottingham University | 4 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
Double Nature Summit by Climate Cleanup | 22-25 May 2023
Biochar x Concrete with ecoLocked by OpenAir | 23 May 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
(NEW) A Symposium For Carbon Removal Deployment Washington DC by Carbon Business Council | June 21 & June 22, 2023
Microbe Mineral Interactions - Postdoctoral Researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
"We are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to investigate how microbial ecophysiology, population dynamics, and microbe-mineral-organic matter interactions regulate the persistence of microbial residues in soil under changing moisture regimes. You will support a multi-disciplinary project applying isotope-targeted ‘omics approaches and other unique technologies to quantitatively evaluate how the soil microbiome and its products interact with contrasting mineral assemblages to control soil C persistence."
"Noya has developed a scalable, cost-effective carbon removal solution, providing reliable and truly impactful carbon removal credits."
"The CO2 Removal and Conversion division provides Headquarters oversight, management, and direction for the Department’s research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) on carbon dioxide removal (CDR), including direct air capture, direct ocean capture, biomass with carbon removal and storage, and ex situ enhanced mineralization; and CO2 conversion to products, such as synthetic fuels and chemicals, concrete, carbon fibers, etc. The division conducts RDD&D to optimize CDR technologies for adoption, etc."
"Carbon Gap was created to advocate for the development of responsible carbon removal in Europe, necessary to meet the climate pledges of net zero and to return to a stable climate. Carbon Gap exists to enable and accelerate the policymaking process, through independent, science-based support to policymakers, based on a compelling vision for CDR in Europe, which places carbon removal at the heart of climate and economic/industrial policy."
"Ebb Carbon is pioneering a new method of carbon removal that uses electrochemistry to enhance the ocean’s natural ability to safely store CO2, while reducing ocean acidity. Our approach has the potential to be one of the most scalable, safe, and affordable ways to remove excess CO2 from our atmosphere."
"CarbonCure is on a mission to make concrete a climate solution and reduce embodied carbon in the built environment by 500 million tonnes annually."
"Equatic (previously known as Seachange) addresses one of mankind’s most pressing problems, climate change, by removing CO2 from the atmosphere. Equatic’s founders developed an electrochemical process that traps CO2 in the form of mineral solids (e.g., chalk powder: CaCO3), and bicarbonate ions (HCO3-) that are dissolved in seawater. This allows the oceans to re-absorb additional CO2 from the atmosphere, thereby reducing its CO2 content. Beyond CO2 removal, the Equatic process also produces hydrogen, a clean fuel as a co-product."
"In this episode Toby talks about what’s going on with CDRLA, and what kind of political dynamics he’s found as OpenAir wades into state-level policymaking. Radhika and Toby will also delve into some of the bigger questions about the public acceptability challenges of growing carbon removal. What should advocates and CDR companies be doing to communicate with the public, and what are the stakes?"
Matt Long on the [C]worthy initiative for MRV modeling frameworks | Plan Sea: Ocean Interventions to Address Climate Change
"Matthew Long joins Wil Burns and Anna Madlener to discuss his role at the National Center for Atmospheric Research: Climate and Global Dynamics and the Cworthy project, a non-profit research organization to develop the scientific and technical tools associated with quantifying ocean carbon dioxide removal and leveraging those tools to bolster the monitoring, reporting, and verification of carbon dioxide removal. Matthew discusses the research that he conducts and the successes and challenges that the research has identified."
Wide Sargassum Sea (and Carbon Removal Robots!) —w Seaweed Generation's Mike Allen & Patricia Estridge | Reversing Climate Change
"On this episode of Reversing Climate Change, Patricia and Mike join Ross, Siobhan, and Asa to explain how their technology, a Pac-Man meets Roomba meets WALL-E style robot, collects seaweed and sinks it in the deep sea. Patricia and Mike discuss Seaweed Generation’s pilot project with Antigua, describing the advantage their process may have over other methods of carbon removal and how they’ve been received by the community there. Listen in for insight around the growing acceptance of open-systems pathways for carbon removal and learn how you can get involved in helping Seaweed Generation tackle the sargassum problem around the world."
"Listen from 02:49:07 to hear how UNDO is providing Microsoft with its first carbon removal via enhanced rock weathering."
A new accelerator helping build the innovation pipeline and ecosystem to scale carbon removal in Europe | Carbon Curve
"In this episode, Na’im and Marian discuss:
—The carbon removal work at ETH Zürich’s Sustainability in Business Lab
—The genesis and evolution of the Remove Accelerator (previously the Carbon Removal ClimAccelerator)
—Country-level carbon removal policies in the EU and UK
—EU-level policy progress and gaps"
After a $3.2 billion exit, tech entrepreneur founds carbon removal start-up | Kitco Mining
“A bad experience buying carbon offsets inspired Peter Reindhardt to found Charm Industrial. Last week Reinhardt spoke to Kitco about his carbon removal company (Charm Industrial).”
California & Carbon Removal: Opportunity, Policy, Activism | OpenAir
“In this one hour action webinar hosted by OpenAir, state CDR advocates present the case for California carbon removal leadership, and provide an overview the Carbon Dioxide Removal Market Development Act (SB 308 - Becker), newly introduced state legislation that aims to establish California's global leadership in this field.”
Can We Save The Oceans With Iron Fertilization? | The Wild Times Podcast
“Could this be the solution to the ocean's problems?”
Solid Biofuels: Agricultural Biomass and BECCS (Bio-Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage) | National Farmers Union Canada
“Biofuelwatch’s Co-Director Almuth Ernsting will helps NFU members understand emerging technologies such as Bio-Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) and the possible demands on forests and farmlands and “agricultural residues” that may be called upon in the future to help fuel negative-emissions electricity production. While liquid biofuels are relatively well understood, solid biofuels are less so and raise a number of critical policy issues.”
Direct Air Capture: The Opportunity in Asia | ERIA: Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia
“The sixth knowledge-sharing workshop by Asia CCUS Network, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) held on 31 January 2023 as part of regular knowledge sharing to bridging the knowledge gap on CCUS development and deployment. This time conference brought out the topic of ‘Direct Air Capture: The Opportunity in Asia’ delivered by Carbon Engineering, the expert of Direct Air Capture (DAC) technology based in Vancouver, Canada.”