WEEKLY SUMMARY (20 MARCH - 26 MARCH 2023)-WEEK#5
Recent scientific papers, web posts, upcoming events, job opportunities, podcasts and videos etc.) on Carbon Dioxide Removal Technology.
(NEW) PhD position: Carbon dioxide removal technologies in deep mitigation pathways | The Energy and Process Systems Engineering (EPSE) Group at ETH Zürich | 31 March 2023
Competition: Carbon to Value Initiative (Year-3) | March 31st, 2023
Technology areas include, but are not limited to:
Carbon Capture, such as atmospheric (e.g. DAC) or point source from flue gas (esp. from hard-to-decarbonize sectors.
Carbon Conversion to Added-Value Products, such as CO2 mineralization into building materials, CO2 conversion to fuels (e.g. SAF), and chemicals (and related feedstocks like syngas)
Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR), such as ocean alkalinity enhancement, enhanced rock weathering, etc.
Enabling Technologies, such as Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems for carbontech (software and/or hardware), financing and insurance, carbon markets
(NEW) 2023 Google Carbon Removal Research Awards | 28 April 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
Assessing Changes in Marine Biogeochemical Processes Leading to Carbon Dioxide Removal with Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
Improving nitrogen cycling in a land surface model (CLM5) to quantify soil N2O, NO and NH3 emissions from enhanced rock weathering with crop lands (Preprint)
Consequences of the spatial configuration of Carbon Dioxide Removal for its potential to withdraw atmospheric CO2
Legacy Effects of Late Macroalgal Blooms on Dissolved Inorganic Carbon Pool through Alkalinity Enhancement in Coastal Ocean
Energy, Exergy, Economic and Environmental (4E) analysis of integrated direct air capture and CO2 methanation under uncertainty
Controls on benthic alkalinity fluxes from natural and enhanced silicate weathering in coastal and shelf sediments: new diagenetic model insights
National CO2 budgets (2015–2020) inferred from atmospheric CO2 observations in support of the global stocktake
How to suck all that carbon we’ve emitted back out of the atmosphere – a deep dive on Direct Air Capture
New OpEd in ! Read about how reaching gigaton scale requires a portfolio approach. w/ & w/ dive into why tech-neutrality accelerates removals, building on the new report.
FOREST CARBON FOR COMMERCIAL LANDOWNERS (FCCL) INITIATIVE (Can Northern Maine’s Commercial Forests Store More Carbon Without Reducing Harvest?)
Unifying the food industry to accelerate regenerative agriculture practices through partnership and harmonization by Regenerative Agriculture & Food Systems Summit USA | 28-29 March 2023
(NEW) Market Insights: The Circular Carbon Economy by XPRIZE Foundation | 29 March 2023
Mitigating Ocean Acidification through Marine Carbon Dioxide Removal: Opportunities and Challenges in the Mid-Atlantic Region by The Mid-Atlantic Coastal Acidification Network’s (MACAN) | 30 March 2023
(NEW) MRV and Environmental Justice by AirMiners | 30 March 2023
Ocean-Based Contributions to Carbon Dioxide Removal by AGU | 4-5 April 2023
(NEW) Scrubbing the Skies: Transitioning to a Sustainable Carbon Economy by Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy | 06 April 2023
Carbon Removal Basal 2023 | 13 April 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
Climeworks Direct Air Capture Summit | 6 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
"Spark Climate Solutions is accelerating progress in emerging climate fields, towards repairing the climate. Spark focuses on high-leverage, under-resourced solution areas and takes a systems approach, working collaboratively with experts and other stakeholders, to accelerate these fields by building strategic roadmaps, providing research funding, seeding new organizations, and communicating with the public. Spark’s first focus area is accelerating solutions for near-term warming management, starting with enteric fermentation mitigation and methane removal."
"AV's climate initiative is focused on pathways to permanently remove hundreds of billions of tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere this century. We are funding R&D to create solutions that can safely remove carbon dioxide at costs consistent with gigaton scale. We are championing policies that will catalyze these solutions and we are helping to ensure that solutions are developed and deployed equitably. We are particularly focused on ocean-based carbon dioxide removal (CDR) solutions because of their enormous potential and the relative lack of attention they receive."
"Capture6 develops and commercializes highly-scalable approaches to permanently removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in a way that is easy to verify and audit. Because time is of the essence with earth’s climate in the balance, we pioneered an approach that can be massively deployed today through repurposing a set of commercialized technologies. As a registered public benefit corporation, the mission supersedes the bottom line."
"Climeworks empowers people to fight climate change by permanently removing CO₂ from the air with direct air capture technology. We are dedicated to purpose, we are disruptive thinkers, and we are one team. We develop, build and operate direct air capture (DAC) machines, which capture CO₂ directly from the air. The air-captured carbon dioxide can either be recycled and reused as a raw material or completely removed from the air by safely storing it underground, permanently."
"Advancing inclusive policies and innovations in carbon removal."
"Loam is deploying the full power of microbiology to address climate change."
Scientific researcher modeling Earth system feedbacks at LMU’s Department of Geograph, Munich | 26 April 2023
Scientific researcher modeling forest-climate interactions at LMU’s Department of Geograph, Munich | 26 April 2023
"The chair for Physical Geography and Land Use Systems (Prof. Julia Pongratz) at LMU’s Department of Geography investigates the interactions between natural ecosystems, land use and climate change. Our group develops and applies the latest generation of land and Earth system models and integrates them with observations. Key research questions are the fate of natural ecosystems under the pressures of land use and climate change, Earth system feedbacks via energy, water and biogeochemical cycles, and assessing the role that the terrestrial vegetation can play for greenhouse gas emissions reduction and CO2 removals in support of the Paris Agreement. The team is strongly involved in large international collaborations such as the Global Carbon Project, CMIP and IPCC."
"Climate Robotics is a venture-backed startup building heavy equipment to improve agricultural soils and fight climate change. We are developing the next generation of system to produce biochar, a powerful soil amendment that helps to sequester atmospheric carbon. We are seeking talented engineers to join our team and help make a dent in the climate crisis."
"Peter Reinhardt, Founder and CEO of Charm Industrial, told Semafor that “…the SVB collapse will cause a one to two-quarter delay on a lot of things in climate tech. That doesn’t sound like a lot, but when you look at how much needs to get deployed in the next decade, losing half a year is really not good.”
The business panel also discusses some other recent CDR business news:
- South Korea’s announced carbon exchange
- a new alliance of carbon removal companies
- Na’im’s work as the ED of the brand-new org Carbon Removal Canada"
"David Morrow returns! He discusses his unconventional transition from philosophy to integrated assessment modelling. @geoengineering1 gets schooled on how the GCAM model was modified to incorporate different CDR technologies, with varying levels of realism. Paper: "GCAM-CDR v1.0: enhancing the representation of carbon dioxide removal technologies and policies in an integrated assessment model."
“Hot off the press, Sara Nawaz, Terre Satterfield and Devin Todd discuss their brand new paper on DAC acceptance with @geoengineering1. This episode was prerecorded, during the paper's editorial process. Paper: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-023-03483-7’ - additional paper "https://doi.org/10.1080/14693062.2023.2179589"
“Can microwave regeneration eliminate the need for wasteful heating, in the DAC desorb step? @geoengineering1 interviews Fan Shi, McMahan Gray, and David Battaglia, from NETL. Paper: Energy-Efficient and Water-Saving Sorbent Regeneration at Near Room Temperature for Direct Air Capture.”
This Is CDR Ep. 64: CDR via Woody Biomass Burial with Kodama and Yale Carbon Containment Lab. | OpenAir
“In this episode of This Is CDR Toby and welcome Kodama Systems' Head of Biomass Utilization and Policy Jimmy Voorhis and Yale Carbon Containment Lab's Associate Director of Science Dr. Sinéad Crotty who will discuss their research collaboration on biomass burial of unmerchantable residues from fire thinning.”
Solution Series: Ocean-Based CDR Expert Panel | Foundation for Climate Restoration
“This panel explores Ocean-Based Carbon Removal practices through a climate restoration lens. We discuss its ability to achieve scalable, financeable, permanent, and equitable outcomes and then provide ways for readers to advocate for its safe and thoughtful implementation.”
Global Governance of Large-scale Climate Change Mitigation Technologies | World Government Summit
Zeke Hausfather Healthy Planet Action Coalition 23 March 2023 | Robbie Tulip
Here are links to some articles discussed in the meeting:
Can We Cool a Warming World? | Cambridge Zero
“On this session Dr Shaun Fitzgerald, Prof Hugh Hunt, Arctic researcher Ilona Mettiäinen and PhD student Alice Wells guide us through to the options we could follow to cool a warming planet. Chaired by Dr. Antoinette Nestor, the presenters explore various options for actually removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, discussing both nature-based and engineering-based approaches.”
Deploying DAC: The Future of Carbon Removal - CERAWeek 2023 | 8 Rivers
“Discover how 8 Rivers is revolutionizing the Direct Air Capture (DAC) industry with their proprietary technology, Calcite. In this presentation from CERAWeek 2023, Adam Goff, SVP of Strategy, shares insights on the rapid advancements in DAC, the crucial role of the 45Q tax credit, and the factors shaping the future of this climate solution. Learn how DAC can help hard-to-abate sectors decarbonize and contribute to a cleaner, energy-abundant world.”
Thematic Track: The Science and Governance of Climate-altering Techniques | TERI
“Solar Reduction Modification (SRM) and Carbon Dioxide Reduction (CDR) represent a critical aspect to address global climate crisis and global warming. Speaking on the same, Dr Ajay K Sood said, “These technologies have potential to disrupt existing structures like UNFCC and bring a need to look at new methods like decentralized governance structures.” In a similar vein, Dr Thelma Krug cautioned, “Carbon Dioxide Reduction cannot serve as a substitute for deep emissions reduction, but can only complement reduction of anthropogenic emissions. Carbon stored in ocean and geological reservoirs have a longer time period of storage and are less vulnerable than land-based storage. Solar Radiation Modification cannot be the main policy response to climate change.”