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RECORD NUMBER: 47 OF 63
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Negative emissions technologies and reliable sequestration : a research agenda /|
|Publisher||The National Academies Press,|
|Subjects||Carbon dioxide mitigation. ; Carbon sequestration. ; Environmental engineering--Research. ; Climate change mitigation. ; Global warming.|
|Collation||xiii, 495 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm.|
Includes bibliographical references.
"Humans started adding fossil COb2s to the atmosphere about 300 years ago and accelerated land use emissions by expanding croplands and pastures. The unintended consequence of these activities is a 120 ppm increase in atmospheric concentration of COb2s, which is now changing our climate. In response, international action is being taken to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions and limit global warming below 2ÀC. Most climate mitigation technologies are intended to decrease the rate at which we take additional carbon from fossil fuel reservoirs and ecosystems and add it to the atmosphere as COb2s. These include renewable electricity, increased energy efficiency, and carbon capture and storage of emissions from fossil power plants. This report focuses on the reverse: technologies that take COb2s out of the atmosphere and put it back into geologic reservoirs and terrestrial ecosystems. These negative emissions technologies, or NETs, have received much less attention by researchers than traditional mitigation technologies"--Preface. Coastal blue carbon -- Terrestrial carbon removal and sequestration -- Bioenergy with carbon capture and sequestration -- Direct air capture -- Carbon mineralization of COb2s -- Sequestration of supercritical COb2s in deep sedimentary geological formations -- Synthesis -- Glossary -- Acronyms and abbreviations -- References -- Appendix A. Committee bios -- Appendix B. Disclosure of conflict of interest -- Appendix C. Coastal blue carbon : macroalgae -- Appendix D. COb2s flux calculation -- Appendix E. Carbon mineralization -- Appendix F. Geologic storage.