A Tale of Two CCS Worlds

Guest “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” by David Middleton “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was…

Gulf Coast ready to develop carbon storage hub

The stage is set for a new carbon storage economy to emerge along the Gulf Coast, according to a study led by The University of Texas at Austin, with the…

Energy Transition: Blue Oil Edition

Guest “Responding to a reader request” by David Middleton Hat tip to Mike Higton for requesting a deeper dive into “Blue Oil” Mike was referring to this post of mine…

Sulfur enhances carbon storage in the Black Sea

They found that almost a fifth of the organic molecules in the anoxic areas of the Black Sea contained sulfur – significantly more than in other seas. In addition, the…

Fungus creates a fast track for carbon

The exact amount of carbon diverted to fungus from the microbial merry-go-round may differ in other environments. But the discovery that it can be as high as 20 percent in…

UK invests over £30 million in large-scale greenhouse gas removal

Research teams across the UK will investigate the viability of five innovative methods of large-scale greenhouse gas removal from the atmosphere to help the UK reach its legislated Net Zero…

Companies announce world’s first CO2-free gas plants

Unlike at a conventional natural gas plant, the energy startup’s technology burns natural gas with pure oxygen, instead of the air, only producing carbon dioxide and water as byproducts. Most…

Thicker-leaved tropical plants may flourish as CO2 rises, which could be good for climate

“Our work suggests that by shifting which plants are growing in the forest there may be less dire consequences of higher CO2 than other studies have suggested,” Swann said. “There…

Plant Growth Takes A Steep Toll On The Soil – Supposedly

Wow! Who would have thought that? When a plant grows, it extracts nutrients and carbon from the soil and converts that into its roots and stem and flowers and seeds.…

Changes in ocean chemistry show how sea level affects global carbon cycle

“The new type of information we can read from the stable strontium isotopes now allows us to take a close look at the business end of the global carbon cycle,…

Cheaper carbon capture is on the way

RICHLAND, Wash.–As part of a marathon research effort to lower the cost of carbon capture, chemists have now demonstrated a method to seize carbon dioxide (CO2) that reduces costs by…

New factor in the carbon cycle of the Southern Ocean identified

“In doing so, we were able to demonstrate for the first time a manganese limitation for phytoplankton growth in the center of Drake Passage. Closer to shore, iron was the…

Elon Musk Offers $100 Million for the Best Carbon Capture Technology

Remember all those assurances we’ve heard over the years, that carbon capture technology is ready for mainstream deployment? Turns out the technology is a little less ready to deploy than…

Latest Climate Change Solution: Direct Air Capture Powered by Geothermal Energy

Why bother with capturing concentrated CO2 from combustion exhaust, when you can spend “a wartime level of funding” capturing trace concentrations of CO2 directly out of the air?

Aussie Brown Coal to Clean Hydrogen Plant will Address Carbon Capture “Eventually”

Proponents are celebrating Kawasaki Heavy Industry’s planned construction of a coal to hydrogen plant in Victoria, which is intended to prove the viability of the clean hydrogen supply chain. Just…

Robot probes the Red Sea’s carbon storage system

Warming waters and oxygen depletion in the Red Sea could slow the flow of organic carbon from the surface into the deep ocean where it can be stored, out of…

Ottawa’s latest climate plan bets on expensive and unproven carbon capture technologies

Last week, the federal government released its long awaited plan to tackle greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. Bill C-12, if passed, commits Canada to “binding” targets every five years…

Study: Humanity “is beyond the point-of-no-return” on Climate Change

A pair of researchers from the Norwegian Business School have produced a climate prognosis so profoundly depressing even Katharine Hayhoe has publicly complained about it.

Claim: CCS can rapidly reduce emissions in sectors that have few other options to decarbonize, EFI/Stanford

The study, six months in the making, concludes that CCS offers a clean technology pathway for rapidly reducing emissions from economically vital sectors that have few other options to decarbonize.…

NASA supercomputing study breaks ground for tree mapping, carbon research

Scientists from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and international collaborators demonstrated a new method for mapping the location and size of trees growing outside of forests, discovering…

Spreading Asbestos Fibres and Running Fans Might Help Combat Climate Change

Scientists investigating the CO2 absorbing properties of mine waste have discovered asbestos fibres are a good candidate for climate change carbon capture projects.

In a warming world, New England’s trees are storing more carbon

Climate change has increased the productivity of forests, according to a new study that synthesizes hundreds of thousands of carbon observations collected over the last quarter century at the Harvard…

Arctic plants may not provide predicted carbon sequestration potential

The environmental benefits of taller, shrubbier tundra plants in the Arctic may be overstated, according to new research involving the University of Stirling.

A carbon sink shrinks in the arctic

UD researchers show Canada Basin’s diminished capacity to absorb carbon dioxide University of Delaware New research by University of Delaware doctoral student Zhangxian Ouyang and oceanographer Wei-Jun Cai, and an…