WEEKLY SUMMARY (3 APRIL-9 APRIL 2023)-WEEK#7
Recent scientific papers, web posts, upcoming events, job opportunities, podcasts and videos etc.) on Carbon Dioxide Removal Technology.
2023 Google Carbon Removal Research Awards | 28 April 2023
(NEW) SRI Idea Market: Call for Innovations on Sustainability and Carbon Removal | 01 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
Nigeria’s 2060 net-zero emission target: NSIA, Vitol seal joint venture deal for carbon avoidance, carbon removal project
A biogeochemical model of mineral-based ocean alkalinity enhancement: Impacts on the biological pump and ocean carbon uptake
Soil and Ocean Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage as Negative Emission Strategies for Global Climate Change
Identifying the most (cost-)efficient regions for CO2 removal with Iron Fertilization in the Southern Ocean
Assessing Capacity to Deploy Direct Air Capture Technology at the Country Level – An Expert and Information Entropy Comparative Analysis
Support Pore Structure and Composition Strongly Influence the Direct Air Capture of CO2 on Supported Amines
Valorization of Vetiver Root Biochar in Eco-Friendly Reinforced Concrete: Mechanical, Economic, and Environmental Performance
Novel BECCS implementation integrating chemical looping combustion with oxygen uncoupling and a kraft pulp mill cogeneration plant
Carbon Storage and Sequestration in Southeast Asian urban clusters under future land cover change scenarios (2015–2050)
Global Thermostat unveils one of the world’s largest units for removing carbon dioxide directly from the air
Carbon Dioxide Removal Market Growing Immensely at a 17.73% CAGR from 2023-2031 | Exclusive InsightAce Report
Scaling Low-Carbon Design and Construction with Concrete: Enabling the Path to Net-Zero for Buildings and Infrastructure
Bold Goals For U.S. Biotechnology And Biomanufacturing Harnessing Research And Development To Further Societal Goals
‘Nature’ | David T. Ho | “Carbon dioxide removal is not a current climate solution — we need to change the narrative”
(NEW) Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change focusing Carbon Dioxide Removal | 11 April 2023
Carbon Removal Basal 2023 | 13 April 2023
Is Carbon Finance immune to today’s credit liquidity environment? Open Forum discussion with WSGR by AirMiners | 13 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
IEAGHG Technical Report: 2022-11, Applying ISO Standards to Geologic Storage and EOR Projects | 19 April 2023
(NEW) US Farm Bill and Biochar: Updates for a Global Audience by Carbon Business Council, International Biochar Initiative, and US Biochar Initiative | 20 April 2023
(NEW) Next Open Dialogue Live to explore how Dal researchers and partners are advancing climate‑focused ocean research by Dalhousie University | 20 April 2023
Carbon Removal Challenge Finalist Showcase by OpenAir | 21 April 2023
(NEW) Frontier + Carbonplan: CDR Verification Framework Updates by OpenAir |
25 April 2023
(NEW) Kita: Insurance for the CDR Sector by OpenAir | 02 May 2023
Agricultural Biochar Knowledge Exchange Event by The GWCT Allerton Project and Nottingham University | 4 May 2023
(NEW) Innovation Strategy for Green Development and Carbon Sink by IAAS | 08 May 2023
(NEW) XPRIZE Carbon Removal Update with Nikki Batchelor by OpenAir | 09 May 2023
THE Carbon Removal Business Summit of 2023 by Carbon Unbound | 11-12 May 2023
(NEW) Capture6: Embedded Decarbonization Solutions by OpenAir | 16 May 2023
Double Nature Summit by Climate Cleanup | 22-25 May 2023
(NEW) Biochar x Concrete with ecoLocked by OpenAir | 23 May 2023
Climeworks Direct Air Capture Summit | 6 June 2023
(NEW) OCB2023 Summer Workshop | June 12-15, 2023
(NEW) 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
Post Doctoral Associate, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary
"The Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for up to three (3) Postdoctoral Scholars focusing on design and assessment of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies. These Postdoctoral Scholars will be housed in the Departments of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering or Civil Engineering depending on the candidate’s background and experience. They will be part of an interdisciplinary team working to assess the potential of CDR technologies to meet Canada’s 2050 net-zero goal and to identify policy options that could enable sustainable, equitable, and rapid deployment of CDR in appropriate contexts."
"The 8 Rivers company innovates widely in adjacent markets in the clean tech space. Some of their Marquee technologies include: NET Power and the Allam-Fetvedt Cycle - a zero-emission power production system that enables low-cost power production with inherent carbon capture, 8RH2 - their innovative clean hydrogen technology utilizing autothermal reforming to achieve 99% carbon capture, and Calcite – their direct air capture process that has been selected as a finalist in the Carbon Removal XPrize. 8 Rivers recently announced a $100M investment from SK Group which accelerates and expands our deployment plans."
"XPRIZE is a global future-positive movement of 1M people and rising. As a 501(c)3, XPRIZE delivers truly radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity and solves some of the world’s greatest challenges. Active competitions include the $100M XPRIZE Carbon Removal, the $22M Wildfires XPRIZE, the $15M XPRIZE Feed the Next Billion, the $10M XPRIZE Rainforest and the $5M XPRIZE Rapid Reskilling."
Supervisor of the Carbon Management Unit at California Energy Commission | Deadline 19 April 2023
"The program activities include development and implementation of a program designed to advance carbon dioxide removal and utilization technologies, such as direct air capture of atmospheric carbon, industrial point source capture, and carbon dioxide utilization pathways."
"Violsion of US Biochar Initiative is to leave a legacy of fertile soils and carbon sequestered by raising awareness of and increasing the utilization of biochar through collaborative efforts with organizations involved in production, application, and research."
"Carbon Solution LLC work on CO₂ capture and storage (CCS), direct air capture, energy storage, geothermal-wind-solar-bioenergy, and the hydrogen economy."
"The Land & Climate Program is an outgrowth of CATF’s former bioenergy and land use program. It was expanded in 2022 to encompass land-based carbon removal and land barriers to building clean energy infrastructure. The mission of the Land & Climate Program is to understand and pursue the most effective uses of Earth’s limited land resources to mitigate climate change, enable energy system transformation, and support livelihoods worldwide."
Senior Manager, Novel CDR Business at South pole | Global , Zurich, London, Amsterdam, Berlin, New York City, East Coast of the US, Paris
"South Pole is an energetic, global company offering comprehensive sustainability solutions and services. With offices spanning all continents across the globe, we strive to create a sustainable society and economy that positively impacts our climate, ecosystems and developing communities. With our solutions, we inspire and enable our customers to create value from sustainability-related activities."
"CARBONLOOP offers an accelerated decarbonization service for industries and heavy mobility, based on a process combining the production of carbon-neutral energy from biomass residues and a local and sustainable carbon sink, i.e. biochar."
Listen to various podcasts on the topic of Carbon Dioxide Removal by Reviewer 2 Does the Geoengineering podcast
David Fahey on the Montreal Protocol, ozone depletion and SRM | Challenging Climate
"Dr David Fahey is the Director of the Chemical Sciences Laboratory in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and he also serves as a Co-Chair of its the Montreal Protocol’s Scientific Assessment Panel, which produces the quadrennial assessments of stratospheric ozone depletion. In this episode, we discuss flying planes into the stratosphere to conduct experiments on ozone depletion, the success of the Montreal Protocol, and solar radiation modification (SRM) - potential impacts, future for research and deployment regulation."
"We’ve delayed action on climate change for so long that scientists say eliminating greenhouse gas emissions isn’t enough anymore — we also need to explore ways of removing carbon from the atmosphere. One potential method is carbon removal, which is exactly what it sounds like. Forests and wetlands can naturally do this, and engineered approaches are starting to take shape as well. And some of these new climate technology companies have been formed here in the Bay Area. How to do it fast, and safely, is a big question. But some lawmakers are hopeful that carbon removal can not only help fight climate change, but create an economic boom at the same time."
"Guest: Laura Klivans, climate reporter and host of Deep Look"
"In this week's episode, Desiree speaks with Mai Bui, Shiladitya Gosh, and Nicholas Chadwick on a variety of topics related to carbon dioxide removal. We talk about the latest research around direct air capture hubs, technical differences between direct air capture and point source capture, challenges in commercializing DAC technologies, and advice for everyday people to support this industry."
The tricky plan to Pull CO2 out of the Air | Vox
“In recent years, over 70 countries have committed to net-zero carbon emissions, aiming to become carbon neutral by mid-century. The 2015 Paris Agreement aimed to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius and ideally limit it to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels. Despite global efforts, emissions are still rising, and achieving the 1.5-degree goal has become increasingly difficult. Most pathways to keep warming below 2 degrees, and eventually return back to 1.5 rely on negative emissions, which involve pulling carbon dioxide from the atmosphere using carbon dioxide removal (CDR) methods like enhanced weathering and direct air capture. However, these techniques are still in early development stages, and require land, energy, and money. Critics argue that relying on CDR implicitly encourages governments and companies to postpone necessary emissions reductions because counting on CDR now means relying on future generations of leaders to deliver on those promises. Preventing emissions is broadly less costly than cleaning them up after the fact. But even with dramatic cuts to emissions, experts say some amount of CDR will still be necessary.”
World's first full-scale carbon capture cement plant to be built in Edmonton | CityNews
“Edmonton will be home to the first-ever full-scale carbon capture cement plant. This comes from a partnership between the Government of Canada and Heidelberg Materials.”
The Importance of CDR Policy | Chris Neidl, Co-founder of Open Air Collective | F4CR
“Chris Neidl, the co-founder of OpenAir as he speaks about his work in collaboration with the Foundation for Climate Restoration!”
Scrubbing the Skies: Transitioning to a Sustainable Carbon Economy | Institute for Carbon Removal and Policy
“This event featured a representative from carbon transformation industry leader, LanzaTech, on transitioning to a sustainable, circular carbon economy by converting waste into essential chemicals, fuels, and products. This webinar focused on the efforts of LanzaTech, a company based in Illinois, to replace fossil fuels with waste carbon supply chains, utilizing technological approaches that can effectuate recycling of greenhouse gas emissions into products. Replacing unsustainable production with waste-based technologies will be essential to a de-fossilized and circular economy, as well as to provide critical learning for the carbon removal industry as it contemplates potential uses of carbon. Lanzatech’s approaches may prove to be the vanguard of this future.”
Breaking Barriers: New Approach to Carbon Removal Technology Promises Efficiency and Affordability | The Explantor
“Scientists have developed a new approach to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air, which promises to be up to three times more efficient and cost-effective than existing methods. By using readily available materials and borrowing an approach from water applications, they have developed a hybrid absorbing material that can take in three times as much CO2 as existing substances. The captured CO2 can be transformed into bicarbonate of soda and stored safely in seawater. This breakthrough could help slow down global warming and combat climate change, and the lead author of the study is optimistic that this new approach can remove CO2 from the atmosphere for less than $100 a ton. Link to study: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.adg1956”
“This webinar focus on the focused on the importance of carbon removal in achieving net zero emissions. In 2021, Nasdaq acquired a majority stake in Puro.earth, the world’s leading platform for carbon removal credits. Carbon removal refers to the process of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it in a stable form, such as underground. It is a key tool for addressing climate change and achieving net zero emissions, as it helps offset the residual emissions that cannot be eliminated through reductions or traditional carbon offsets. In this webinar, we discussed the role of carbon removal in companies’ net zero journeys and how Nasdaq and Puro.earth are collaborating to create a platform for financing these efforts through Puro.earth’s CO2 Removal Certificates (CORCs). Our panel of experts also delve into the latest thinking on carbon removal and provide practical insights on how businesses can incorporate these approaches into their sustainability efforts.”
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