Dairy ingredients account for more than half of Ben & Jerry's total greenhouse gas emissions, so the company is focusing on dairy farms as the best opportunity to reduce its carbon footprint. The Project Mootopia pilot will use regenerative agricultural practices and new technology to address:
Ben & Jerry's is committed to using renewable energy is taking a more meaningful and direct approach: attacking the systemic causes of climate change in its own supply chain to achieve measurable, Science Based Targets.
The ice cream maker received $9.3 million to prove and scale regenerative practices on dairy farms from the Climate and Nature Fund of its parent corporation, Unilever. (Source: Ben & Jerry's, PR, 9 May, 2022) Contact: Ben & Jerry's, Jenna Evans, Global Sustainability Manager, www.corporateofficehq.com/ben-jerrys-corporate-office
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There are no other facilities in southern Alberta that are currently able to provide carbon sequestration to existing and future emitters, baseload green power generation and a ready, cost-effective source of for fertilizer to Western Canada and the northwestern U.S. in addition to providing carbon sequestration solutions.
The Hub is expected to sequester more than 2.7 million tpy of CO2 over its enticipated 30-year lifespan -- roughly equivalent to the removal of 500,000 vehicles for the nation's highways, according to the company release. (Source: West Lake Energy Corp Contact: West Lake Energy Corp., (403) 215-2045, www.westlakenergy.ca
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The Gresham House Forest Carbon limited partnership has acquired a 25 pct stake in an eight forest portfolio totaling 12,000 hectares focused on carbon sequestration and native forest regeneration. The forests will not be harvested and will remain as permanent forests, contributing to CO2 reduction, maintaining biodiversity and generating a projected generate nine million verified carbon credits (VCC) over the next 25 years.
Gresham House manages 141,500 hectares of forestry in the UK and Ireland and more than 166,000 hectares globally, valued at around £3 billion. New Zealand has committed to become net carbon neutral by 2050.
(Source: Gresham House, PR, May, 2022) Contact: Gresham House, David Gardner, CIO for Forestry, www.greshamhouse.com
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The pilot project, which covers 109,000 acres of the Pigeon River Country State Forest, will develop a portfolio of carbon offset credits generated from sustainable forest management activities. The Forest is a working forest managed with sustainable timber harvest practices with a focus on the forest enhanced carbon sequestration potential. (Source: Bluesource, Mich DNR, April, 2022) Contact: Bluesource/Michigan DNR Big Wild Forest Carbon Project firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bluesource.com; Mich. DNR, www.michigan.gov/dnr
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Tesla Climate Capital will commercialize leading technologies in energy storage, carbon sequestration and power generation as well as incubate entrepreneurs active in those technologies .It will will work with Vivaris to raise capital from industry partners, financial institutions and other investors and then either invest via Vivaris Capital's VICAN Fund or directly into the portfolio company.
The Tesla Foundation is not affiliated with Elon Musk or Tesla Inc. (Source: Vivaris Capital LLC, PR, Hedge Week, 14 April, 2022) Contact: Vivaris Capital LLC, 858.525.5141,
email@example.com, www.vivariscapital.com; Tesla Foundation, 310-467-1193, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.teslafoundation.com
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The project will focus on the gaseous helium produced from Proton Green's St. Johns gas unit in Apache County atop one of the largest gaseous helium reserves in North America, with an estimated 33 Bcf of helium in accessible reservoirs. Notably, helium produced from the region contains no hydrocarbons, according to the release.
Lone Cypress will be responsible for the construction and operation of all the associated midstream helium gathering and processing infrastructure. Lone Cypress Energy Services will also perform all the engineering and technological solutions needed to support the capture and transport of carbon dioxide (CO2) produced during the helium production process as well as emissions from power plants and industrial facilities in the neighboring vicinity. These emissions will be geologically sequestered in an isolated formation within the St. Johns Gas Unit with upwards of 1 billion metric tons of storage capacity, subject to regulatory approvals. (Source: Proton Green LLC, PR, 7 April, 2022) Contact: Proton Green. LLC, Steve Looper, CEO, www.protongreen.com; Lone Cypress Energy Services, LLC, www.lonecypressenergyservices.com.
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The credit facilities are expected to provide funding for the Aemetis projects that reduce the carbon intensity of renewable fuels, including a zero carbon intensity solar array and extensive process equipment electrification upgrades to the Keyes ethanol plant, a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel plant, and carbon sequestration facilities. (Source: Aemetis, Website PR, 3 Mar., 2022)
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The tax-free bonds will form part of the project's construction debt financing, will be sold into the private market at final investment decision in early 2023, when construction is slated to begin.
As the first renewable diesel project in North America to achieve "negative" carbon emissions, the project will produce roughly 34 million gpy of renewable diesel from woody biomass and various forestry wastes. A carbon sequestration test well program for the project was completed in 2021. (Source: Strategic Biofuels, PR, Website, 21 Feb., 2022)
Contact: Strategic Biofuels, Paul Schubert, CEO, www.strategicbiofuels.com
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The Puro Standard covers engineered carbon removal technologies and solutions including: biochar, construction materials, soil amendments, and various types of carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects, including direct air capture (DAC).
Puro.earth activities are aligned to carbon market rules finalised at the COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow. In a bid to avoid so-called 'double counting' of emissions reductions from CORC projects, each CORC verified by Puro is given a unique identifier and is unable to change ownership once 'retired', the firm explained. A CORC is 'retired' when a beneficiary makes a net zero or carbon neutrality claim supported by the CORC's carbon sequestration properties.
The registry will follow "leading practices in traceability" with plans to record the complete lifecycle of the carbon credit from issuance to retirement. (Source: Puro.earth, PR, Bus. Green, 17 Feb., 2022)
Contact: Puro.earth, Marianne Tikkanen,,
+358 40 5233880, email@example.com, www.puro.earth
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The 15-member consortium is aiming to develop "Carbon Pool Concrete" technology -- a new concrete production method that reduces CO2 generated in cement production by reducing carbon emission during production and maximizing carbon sequestration post-production. This novel concrete production technology is to be used in constructing pavements, buildings, and other civil engineering structures.
(Source: CP Concrete Consortium, 2 Feb., 2022)
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To that end the company will increase the use of use of renewable energy in its processes, invest in innovative low emission technologies, net positive carbon sequestration in its managed forests, and other initiatives.
An assessment of carbon sequestered in the company's s directly managed forests exceeded the entire scope 1 and scope 2 emissions from global sites during the year, according to the release. (Source: Birla Cellulose, PR, 31 Jan., 2022)
Contact: Birla Cellulose, +91 22 61957700, www.birlacellulose.com
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With the support of Lehigh and Capital Power Corporation (Capital Power) with their local facilities, Enbridge will be applying to develop an open access carbon hub in the Wabamun area, west of Edmonton, Alberta, through the Government of Alberta's Request for Full Project Proposals process.
Combined, the emissions from Capital Power and Lehigh's planned carbon capture projects represent an opportunity to avoid nearly 4 million tonnes of atmospheric CO2 emissions. Once built, the Open Access Wabamun Carbon Hub will be among the largest integrated CCUS projects in the world, according to the Enbridge release. (Source: Enbridge Inc. PR, 26 Jan., 2022) Contact:
Jeff Sieg, 972-653-6011, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Enbridge Inc., 800-481-2804, www.enbridge.com
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As previously reported, mangrove forests can absorb four to five times more carbon emissions than landed tropical forests. The effort is in line with Jakarta's goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2060, or sooner. (Source, Indonesian Environment and Forestry Ministry, PR, Reuters, WHBL, 20 Jan., 2022)
Contact: Indonesian Environment and Forestry Ministry, email@example.com, www.landportal.org/node/13158
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The Bank aims to eliminate around 7 pct of its total Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions which stood at 44,168.12 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) in FY2019-20, the base year for the Bank's net-zero target.
To that end, YES BANK plans to switch to 100 pct renewable energy, upgrade to LED fixtures, use only energy-efficient (five-star rated) machines and appliances and offset part of its emissions through carbon sequestration projects. (Source: YES BANK, Jan., 2021) Contact: YES BANk, www.yesbank.in
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Spades proprietary solutions include Terrazone™ which helps fit people and land, negotiating between competing rural land uses, including the protection of habitat; Ecofit™biotech helps select the right combination of local tree species for current and future environments; engagement with the largest tree grower network in the world and local governments; and balanced finance to help unlock higher returns for investors, donors, and local landowners, applying monitoring and standards to track outcomes for 50 years.
Spades projects are open to diverse habitats and locations, from temperate to tropical, coastlines to highlands, in developed and developing nations. The first three projects are in Africa and Latin America.
Established in 2019, Spades is committed to developing profitable projects to reforest the world. Our vision is to sustain the world by integrating thriving human, environmental, and economic solutions. Spades' solutions meet multiple urgent, global needs of stakeholders. Reforestation, regenerative agriculture, integrated rural land use development, diversified ecosystems, greater food security, better water resources, carbon sequestration, air quality, and income and investment opportunities are just a few areas that will reap rewards from Spades work, according to the company.
According to a May 2021 report by the UNCCD, more than 125 countries have made commitments to improve their land and ecosystems. National pledges to take action already cover over 1 billion hectares.
(Source: Spades, PR, Jan., 2022) Contact: Spades for Life, Raymond Menard, CEO, www.spades.life
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FCCP will assess climate benefits through the estimation of carbon sequestration potential through site monitoring that will assess seedling health and survival rate. FCCP will also be exploring innovative carbon monitoring methods such as remote sensing and field plot data.
The funding is through the USDA RCPP, a sector of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) which promotes the coordination of conservation activities with partners that can substantially benefit NRCS efforts.
The MSU FCCP stems from the Department of Forestry. Its goals are to increase understanding and implementation of climate-conscious forestry practices.
Download the USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program Climate Action and Reforestation in Northern Michigan details HERE .
(Source: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, PR, Website, Dec., 2021)
Contact: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, www.nrcs.usda.gov; Michigan State University Forest Carbon and Climate Program, www.canr.msu.edu/fccp
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The study accounted for regional communities' opposition to reforestation and estimates the cost and distribution of land needed to achieve carbon neutrality. The report notes reforestation would be most effective if undertaken across a wide area of the grain-growing region, away from the most productive or expensive areas, on low-cost but reasonably fertile land that supports vegetation suitable for carbon storage.
Australia's Clean Energy Regulator has offered a carbon credit scheme for farmland reforestation projects buts its value to farmers was significantly less than cropping or livestock. For much of the last decade, obtaining carbon credits through the Commonwealth's Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) was the only government incentive offered for Australian farmers to reforest their land.
The study concluded that reforestation alone is not the most cost-effective path to decarbonising Australian agriculture and that carbon sequestration opportunities in pastoral regions are much more cost-effective than switching productive ag land into trees.
(Source: University of Western Australia, PR, Nov., 2021) Contact: University of Western Australia, School of Agriculture and Environment, Prof.
Ross Kingwell , (+61 8) 6488 6000, www.uwa.edu.au/schools/agriculture-and-environment
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The new, lower interest rate debt financing is expected to fund Aemetis initiatives that reduce the carbon intensity of renewable fuels (sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel), carbon sequestration, and upgrades to the Keyes, California, ethanol plant.
Cash and grants of more than $32 million have already been invested in the Aemetis Phase I, 45 million gpy carbon -zero renewable jet and diesel plant in Riverbank, California.
A $125 million USDA 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program guaranteed loan has been signed by Aemetis and an additional $100 million under the USDA Renewable Energy for America Program is in process, according to the release. (Source: Aemetis, PR, 23 Nov., 2021) Contact: Aemetis, Andy Foster, (408) 213-0940, Fax: (408) 252-8044, www.aemetis.com
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BDC has constructed more than 240 anaerobic digesters and currently manages 140 facilities worldwide. Since launching in the United States in 2019, BDC has over 20 anaerobic digesters in development, including two under construction in Delaware and Maryland. Slated to be the largest and the first industrial-scale food waste digester in the U.S., the facility at the Maryland Food Center Authority will have the capacity to accept more than 115,000 tons of organic material annually, offering the same carbon sequestration impact as a forested area 40 times the size of Central Park. (Source: Bioenergy Devco, PR, Website, 10 Nov., 2021)
Contact: Irradiant Partners, www.irradiantpartners.com; Bioenergy Devco, Shawn Kreloff, CEO, (443) 782-3427, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bioenergydevco.com
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The laboratory tests, which were conducted by Kingston Process Metallurgy and Queen's University , found that the project tailings naturally sequester CO2 into a permanent mineralized form.
This is a critical foundation of Canada Nickel's NetZero initiative to become the first zero carbon nickel operation. Canada Nickel's wholly-owned Net Zero Metals subsidiary has successfully applied and registered trademarks in various jurisdictions for NetZero Nickel™, NetZero Cobalt™ and NetZero Iron™ in expectation that the Company can be successful in achieving its zero carbon initiatives.
Any CO2 sequestration in excess of the 4.6 kg per tonne of tailings level would be potentially available for sale as carbon credits. Work is underway on a series of larger scale tests aimed at demonstrating that Crawford tailings can be exposed to enough CO2 for a sufficient time period to achieve the sequestrations levels that were achieved at a lab scale.
(Source: Canada Nickel Company, PR 10 Nov., 2021) Contact: Canada Nickel Company, Mark Selby, CEO, www.canadanickel.com
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The research found that, as a whole, UNESCO World Heritage forests in 257 separate sites, absorbed the equivalent of approximately 190 million tons of CO2 from the atmosphere each year, comparable to roughly half the United Kingdom's annual CO2 emissions from fossil fuels.
By combining satellite-derived data with monitoring information at the site level, researchers at UNESCO, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) were able to estimate the gross and net carbon absorbed and emitted by UNESCO World Heritage forests between 2001 and 2020 and determine the causes of some emissions.
Download the How UNESCO's World Heritage Forests Role in Mitigating Climate Change report
HERE . (Source: UNESCO, 28 Oct., 2021} Contact: UNESCO, www.en.unesco.org; World Resources Institute, www.wri.org
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Under the agreement, FCL will fund, construct and operate 500,000 tpy carbon capture facilities at its Regina and Belle Plaine plants at a an estimated cost of $510 million. FCL presently produces about 150 million lpy of ethanol and 130,000 tonnes of DDGs.
The Belle Plaine facility is expected to be completed in 2024, and the Regina refinery starting in 2026. The release notes the final investment decisions will need clarification on climate change regulations and available incentive programs. (Source: Federated Co-operatives Ltd., Whitecap Resources, Website PR, 21 Oct., 2021)
Contact: Federated Co-operatives Ltd, Scott Banda, CEO, (306) 244-3403,
email@example.com, www.fcl.crs; Whitecap Resources, 403-266-0767 www.wcap.ca
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Under the alliance, the companies will collaborate to progress CCS opportunities through the full lifecycle of storage site characterization, front-end engineering and design (FEED) and first injection through life of field operations. (Source: Talos Energy, 18 Oct., 2021) Contact: Talos Energy, 713-328-3000 , www.talosenergy.com; TechnipFMC, www.technipfmc.com
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The Regional Initiatives are university-led partnerships with academia, non-governmental organizations, industry leaders, and local and state governments. The initiatives identify and promote carbon storage and transport projects by addressing key technical challenges; facilitating data collection, sharing, and analysis; evaluating regional storage and transport infrastructure; and promoting regional technology transfer. Each of the following Regional Initiative lead organizations were awarded approximately $5,000,000 in DOE federal funding:
The Regional Initiatives continue the work of predecessor projects funded under DOE's Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (RCSP) Initiative, supporting efforts to validate geologic storage technologies and support the commercialization of carbon capture and storage.
The DOE Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) funds research, development, demonstration, and deployment projects to decarbonize power generation and industrial sources, to remove CO2 from the atmosphere, and to mitigate the environmental impacts of fossil fuel use. (Source: US DOE, PR, 15 Oct., 2021) Contact: DOE Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, www.energy.gov/fecm/office-fossil-energy-and-carbon-management; National Energy Technology Laboratory, www.netl.doe.gov/coal/carbon-storage/regional-initiative-to-Accelerate-CCUS-deployment
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Napocor's protection and reforestation projects are presently supported by the universal charge-environmental fund which is collected from electricity users every month. In July, the Indian Government Department of Energy issued an advisory aimed at encouraging independent power producers to join Napocor's carbon sequestration program.
(Source: Napocore, PR 12 Oct., 2021) Contact: Napocore, Emmanuel A. Umali, Manager for Watershed Management, www.ntpc.co.in
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GreenTrees is the world's largest voluntary forest carbon project that helps landowners plan, plant and measure the carbon sequestration from the trees that grow on their property. That information will be entered into the American Carbon Registry and included in the carbon market and sold to a group of buyers.
To date, Green Trees has planted more than 50 million trees and plans to plant over 100 million more by the year 2030. More than 600 landowners in 13 states have participating the Green Trees program. (Source: Milliken Forestry Company, PR, Green Trees Website, ABC Columbia, 28 Sept., 2021) Contact: Milliken Forestry Company, 803-788-0590 , www.millikenforestry.com; Green Trees, firstname.lastname@example.org,
www.green-trees.com; American Carbon Registry, www.americancarbonregistry.org
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Marriott's current sustainability strategy aims to "reduce environmental impacts through the construction and operation of sustainable hotels and responsible sourcing while protecting and restoring ecosystems" including: reducing use of single-use plastics; introducing an internal food waste prevention and reduction educational campaign; creating a responsible sourcing guide for Marriott's suppliers; creating a certifications database to help Marriott properties operate more responsibly and work towards the goal of 100 pct of the portfolio receiving a third-party sustainability certification; and develop ecosystem restoration and carbon sequestration projects.
Other initiatives "may" include: increased use of renewable energy and building electrification to maximize use of renewable electricity; continued modifications to building design standards for greater energy efficiency including the installation of smart thermostats, automation systems and other energy efficiency upgrades.
Marriott aims to reach net-zero value chain greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
(Source: Marriott Int'l., PR, Business Traveler , 22 Sept., 2021) Contact: Marriott Int'l.,
Anthony Capuano, CEO, 301-380-3000, www.headquartersof.com/marriott-international-corporate-headquarters-info
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London-listed Foresight Group Holdings Ltd noted ,
"For some years now Foresight, as one of a very few significant players in this sector, has been looking to scale up its forestry investments in an appropriate structure for a wide range of investors to participate in and this LSE Main Market listed sustainable forestry company launch represents the next development in that journey."
Contact: Foresight Sustainable Forestry Co., Bernard Fairman, +44 (0)20 3667 8100, email@example.com, www.foresightgroup.eu
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The test well program demonstrated that CO2, the main greenhouse gas generated during the fuel production process, can be safely and securely stored deep underground and that the storage reservoir has sufficient capacity to store all the gas produced over the plant's lifetime. Completing the test well program is an essential pre-requisite for securing the permit for the EPA Class VI sequestration well.
The design and execution of the test well program was developed by COO Bob Meredith with help from Geostock Sandia, an international consulting firm that has worked with the Department of Energy on carbon sequestration wells for almost two decades. (Source: Strategic Biofuels LLC, Aug, 2021)
Contact: Strategic Biofuels, Strategic Biofuels & Louisiana Green Fuels, [startlimk]info@firstname.lastname@example.org[endllink]
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According to the survey, "Many farmers indicate that they would consider a carbon program if the payout per acre reached $20; however, it isn't until the payout per acre would reach an estimated $40 that the majority said they would commit to participation in a program." (Source: Corte Agriscience, Sept., 2021) Contact: Corte Agriscience, Ben Gordon, portfolio lead for Carbon Ecosystems and Services, (833) 267-8382, www.corteva.com
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The issuance of the loan took into account an overall analysis on the wetland's carbon sequestration capacity as a fundamental factor, and the loan amount was based on the transaction prices in the national carbon market, with the wetland's long-term income from carbon trading as collateral, the bank noted.
China previously announced it will strive to peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. (Source: China.org,, 21 Aug., 2021) Contact: Industrial Bank Co., Ltd., www.cib.com.cn/en
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Collectively, these projects are projected to conserve up to 30,000 hectares; restore up to 6,000 hectares; and contribute to the enhanced management of up to 18,000 hectares of wetlands, grasslands, and riparian areas.
The Government of Canada is investing $4 billion over the next ten years (2021--2031) in the Natural Climate Solutions Fund, which supports activities to build a more resilient economy and a healthier, greener future. Activities include:
2 Billion Trees Commitment, led by Natural Resources Canada ($3.19 billion);
Nature Smart Climate Solutions, led by Environment and Climate Change Canada ($631 million); and
Agricultural Climate Solutions, led by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada ($185 million).
(Source: Environment and Climate Change Canada, PR, 23 July, 2021) Contact: Environment and Climate Change Canada, www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change
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The absorption and storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide in the world's oceans and coastal regions has been identified as one of the ways in which marine ecosystems can reduce the impacts of climate change. Launched in June 2020, Ireland's Programme for Government recognized the "the enormous blue carbon potential that the ocean has to offer in tackling climate change."
In preparation for the research programme, the Marine Institute commissioned Blue Carbon and Marine Carbon Sequestration in Irish Waters and Coastal Habitats, a synthesis report to review existing knowledge on blue carbon habitats and their role as carbon sinks in Ireland.
Download the Blue Carbon and Marine Carbon Sequestration report HERE. (Source: Marine Institute, PR, Afloat.ie, July , 2021)
Contact: Irish Marine Institute, www.oar.marine.ie
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Pore space -- the empty space between grains of rocks underground where the firm hopes to store carbon it would remove while running the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station with carbon capture technology -- starts just below the surface and can be used to sequester carbon dioxide by injecting the gas thousands of feet underground.
Enchant Energy has been working with the City of Farmington to retrofit the San Juan Generating Station with carbon capture technology after current operations end next year.
According to the company, pore space ownership is beneficial to the state by creating jobs, furthering economic development and generating taxes and payments from injection fees as well as defining ownership and conveyance without harming mineral rights. Montana, Oklahoma and Wyoming presently have pore space legislation.
(Source: Enchant Energy, PR, Farmington Times, 17 July, 2021) Contact: Enchant Energy, Ciny Crane, CEO, 505-436-1828, www.enchantenergy.com
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The new division will focus on carbon sequestration, consulting activities, trading and carbon implementation strategies using the company's organic fertilisers as a key input in improving soil health and carbon accretion. (Source: Fertoz, PR, Website, 8 July, 2021) Contact: Fertoz, +61 3 8 395 5446, (720) 413-4520 -- US Office, www.fertoz.com
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Details on the Task Force are www.iowaeda.com/carbon-sequestration
(Source: Office of the Governor, Sioux City Journal, 23 June, 2021) Contact: Office of Iowa Governor, 515 -281-5211, www.governor.iowa.gov
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Boomitra's satellite and Artificial Intelligence-based technology directly measures soil carbon levels without using sensors or soil sampling which enables soil carbon sequestration to be scaled on a global level. It also enables farmers worldwide to participate and increase their incomes, according to the company.
Boomitra operates an international soil carbon market, where corporations and governments are able to get the lowest-cost internationally certified carbon removal credits and farmers are incentivised to increase soil organic carbon, sequestering CO2.
Boomitra works with ground partners across more than 2 million acres in countries such as Mexico, Kenya and India and is in the process of generating and certifying more than 10 million tonnes of carbon removal this year. (Source: Boomitra, PR, Website, 22 June, 2021)
Contact: Boomitra, Aadith Moorthy, CEO, info @ boomitra .com, www.boomitra.com
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The main elements of the Climate Action Plan include:
Download the plan details HERE. (Source: Montgomery County, PR June, 2021) Contact: Montgomery County Maryland, Marc Elrich, Climate Action Plan, County Executive , www.montgomerycountymd.gov
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The Aemetis Carbon Zero renewable jet and diesel project is designed to "hydrotreat" renewable oils with hydrogen from orchard and forest wood waste. By utilizing hydroelectric electricity and carbon sequestration along with negative carbon intensity hydrogen, the Aemetis plant is expected to produce among the lowest carbon intensity renewable jet and diesel fuel in the world.
Worley is providing engineering to implement Axens renewable jet and diesel technology at the Riverbank site. Axens's technology hydrotreats a wide range of lipids to produce low-density and high cetane renewable diesel and renewable sulphur-free jet fuel. The Axens technology produces renewable jet and renewable diesel in an integrated process.
(Source: Aemetis, Website PR, 16 June, 2020) Contact: Worley, www.worley.com;
Aemetis Biogas, Andy Foster, Pres., Aemetis, Eric McAfee, CEO, (408) 213-0940, email@example.com, www.aemetis.com; Axens, Patrick Sarrazin, Exec. VP, www.axens.com
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The absorption and storage of atmospheric CO2 in the world's oceans and coastal regions has been identified as one of the ways in which marine ecosystems can reduce the impacts of climate change.
Launched in June 2020, Ireland's Programme for Government recognized the "the enormous blue carbon potential that the ocean has to offer in tackling climate change."
In order to prepare the ground for such a large-scale research programme, the Marine Institute commissioned Blue Carbon and Marine Carbon Sequestration in Irish Waters and Coastal Habitats,
a synthesis report to review existing knowledge on blue carbon habitats and their role as carbon sinks in Ireland. Download the report
HERE. (Source: Marine Institute, PR, Afloat.ie, June, 2021) Contact: Marine Institute, www.oar.marine.ie
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The study recommendations provide a concrete basis for developing global and regional -- for example, European Union -- standards for green infrastructure. The aim is to ensure claims of carbon storage hold true, as well as eventually have a tool for landscape designers to help plan new areas or refurbishing existing urban spaces.
The recommendations are particularly relevant for countries and regions like the Nordics, where nature has been traditionally integrated into urban landscapes. However, they can also help other areas meet their carbon targets.
Researchers at Aalto University, together with consortium partners of the Co-Carbon project, are currently starting field tests to determine the exact carbon sequestration potential of plants at various stages of growth. While the carbon storage potential of trees is relatively well-known, the study is set to be the first to focus on plants and bushes, elements commonly used in urban landscaping. At Luke, researchers are developing a tool to model the changes in carbon storage of plants and soil at regional level due to land use changes. Such a tool could help planners target and maintain existing carbon storage in plants and soil.
(Source: Aalto University, PR, Website, June, 2021) Contact: Aalto University, Dr. Matti Kuittinen, Dr. Matti Kuittinen, +358 5059 47990,
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.aalto.fi; Natural Resources Institute Finland, Dr. Eeva-Maria Tuhkanen,
Research scientist, +358 2953 26595, email@example.com, www.luke.fi
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"Moving forward, the government will issue carbon sequestration rights through a competitive process, advancing the development of strategically located carbon storage hubs that will provide carbon sequestration services to a number of industrial facilities. The intent is to enhance Alberta's carbon management system by providing confidence to industry investors and Albertans that CCUS will be deployed in a responsible and strategic manner."
Download the Carbon Sequestration Tenure Management document
HERE. (Source: Gov. of Alberta, Energy Operations, May, 2021) Contact: Gov. of Alberta, Energy, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.alberta.gov.ca
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Pathways vision is anchored by a major Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) trunkline connected to a carbon sequestration hub to enable multi-sector tie-in projects for expanded emissions reductions. The initiative pathways to address GHG emissions includes:
In addition to collaborating and investing together with industry, it is essential for governments to develop enabling policies, fiscal programs and regulations to provide certainty for this type of long-term, large-scale investment. This includes dependable access to carbon sequestration rights, emissions reduction credits (RECs) and ongoing investment tax credits. (Source: Canadian Natural Resources, PR, Website, 9 June, 2021)
Contact: Canadian Natural Resources,
Tim McKay, Pres., (403) 517-6700,
Facsimile (403) 517-7350 , www.cnrl.com
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Because the ocean and atmosphere are in a state of equilibrium, the ocean essentially acts as a sponge for the atmosphere's CO2. However, as it is already saturated it can't take any more. If CO2 is removed in large amounts from the ocean though, it will then suck more out of the atmosphere. This is the main idea behind the UCLA scientists' new technology, which is aimed at speeding up the process of turning CO2 into minerals in ocean water. The machine can either gather the seashell-like material for use on land, or it can release it back into the ocean. The seawater used in the machine flows back out to the ocean, where it will then absorb more CO2.
A benefit of this method is that CO2 levels are 150 times more concentrated in seawater than they are in the air, meaning any method extracting CO2 from the ocean is more efficient. The sCS2 method also develops hydrogen as a commercial byproduct. The research notes that removing CO2 from the atmosphere is "first and foremost" an economic challenge, given the scale of the task, and that it would take approximately 1,800 of their sCS2 plants to remove 10 billion metric tpy of CO2 at a cost of trillions of dollars. Capturing 10 billion metric tpy of CO2 would require 1,800 of the devices.
The research team's next step is to run real-world experiments to improve their technology by collect data they couldn't acquire in the laboratory. The e process has some advantages compared to other carbon-removal technology, including the fact that seawater already naturally takes up CO2 at a high concentration, 150 times the level in air.
(Source: UCLA, PR, June, FastCo, 3 June, 2021) Contact: UCLA, Civil Engineering Prof. Gaurav Sant, www.samueli.ucla.edu/gaurav-sant
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FACA recommends that USDA lay the foundation for a potential carbon bank by first developing a series of pilot projects aimed at:
According to the FACA, this approach will lay essential building blocks for a voluntary carbon bank that creates opportunities for all producers and landowners to participate in rapidly developing voluntary private markets and leverages private investment in agricultural and forestry climate solutions. As USDA develops a carbon bank, it must protect all existing funding for farm bill conservation and insurance programs, and it must ensure that a USDA-led carbon bank doesn't undermine voluntary private markets.
The FACA consists of 70 member organizations representing farmers, ranchers, forest owners, agribusinesses, manufacturers, the food and innovation sector, state governments, sportsmen, and environmental advocates. These groups have broken through historical barriers to develop and promote shared climate policy priorities across the entire agriculture, food and forestry value chains, according to its website.
(Source: FACA, Website PR, 3 Apr., 2021) Contact: FACA, www.agclimatealliance.com
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Qube uses low-cost, high-sensitivity sensors to continuously and autonomously measure a host of gases in real-time to detect emissions faster than traditional industry approaches. Qube analyzes field data with the help of artificial intelligence and, by combining gas measurements, atmospheric data, and other operational inputs, can locate and quantify different leaks by emission source and severity, according to the release.
In collaboration with Enhance Energy and Highwood Emissions Management, Qube has become the first continuous monitoring technology to successfully demonstrate emission reductions effectiveness in the eyes of a regulator. Enhance is an Alberta-based energy company that specializes in using carbon sequestration to improve the recovery of energy resources in a sustainable fashion. To date, Enhance has sequestered over 1 million tonnes of CO2.
(Source: Qube Technologies Inc., Website, PR, 3 May, 2021) Contact: Qube Technologies, Alex MacGregor, CEO, Alex.MacGregor@qubeiot.com, www.qubeiot.com; Highwood Emissions Management,
Thomas Fox, Pres., Thomas@highwoodemissions.com, www.highwoodemissions.com; Enhance Energy, www.enhancenergy.com
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New company highlights include:
The combined Company will be headquartered in Cannonsburg, Penna. led by a majority-independent board consisting of executives Daniel J. Rice, IV, Kyle Derham, Kate Jackson, Joe Malchow, and Jim Torgerson of RAC; Nicholas Stork, CEO of Archaea; and Scott Parkes of Aria.
(Source: Rice Acquisition Corp., PR, 7 Apr., 2021) Contact: Archea Energy, Nick Stork, CEO, email@example.com, www.archaeaenergy.com;
Aria Energy, Richard DiGia, CEO, (248) 380-3920, www.ariaenergy.com: Rice Acquisition Corp., www.ricepac.com
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Wetland Easements -- totaling over 2.8 million acres nationwide -- improve water quality by filtering sediments and chemicals, reducing flooding, recharging groundwater, protecting biological diversity while Agricultural Land Easements protect productive working lands being converted to non-agricultural uses. Agricultural land easements total more than 1.9 million acres.
Working with private landowners to protect, preserve and restore wetlands, grasslands, forests and farmlands is integral to USDA's efforts to build resiliency and reduce the impacts of climate change across the nation. Easements allow landowners to partner with NRCS to implement voluntary climate-smart management practices that maximize the amount of carbon sequestered from the atmosphere and stored in soils or plant biomass across these landscapes.
The Biden Administration USDA is engaged in a "whole-of-government effort to combat the climate crisis and conserve and protect our nation's lands, biodiversity and natural resources including our soil, air and water."
(Source: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, PR, 3 April, 2021) Contact: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Terry Cosby, Acting Chief, 202-690-7246, www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/national/home
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The new law requires that greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 be at least 50 pct lower than 1990 emissions, and that 2040 emissions be at least 75 pct lower and that 2050 emissions be at least 85 pct below 1990 emissions. The remaining 15 pct will be achieved through carbon sequestration and carbon banking.
The bill also requires the Department of Public Utilities to consider emissions reductions on an equal footing as its considerations of power generation reliability and affordability within 90 days, that the governor appoint three green building experts to the Board of Building Regulations and Standards, and that the administration establish the first-ever greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal for the home energy efficiency program MassSave. (Source: Various Media, Sentinal Herald, 27 Mar., 2021)Contact: Office of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, (617) 725-4005, www.mass.gov/governor
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According to a Schlumberger statement, a carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) feasibility study will focus on a pair of LafargeHolcim cement plants in Europe and North America. Schlumberger also noted its LafargeHolcim collaboration marks a step toward developing a blueprint for large-scale CCS deployment. (Source: Schlumberger New Energy, Rigzone, 10 Feb., 2021)Contact: LafargeHolcim Ltd, Magali Anderson, Chief Sustainability Officer, Stephanie Sulcer, Communications, 847 716 0368, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lafargeholcim.com;
Schlumberger New Energy, Ashok Belani, Exec. VP, www.slb.com
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