Study in Progress
Developing a Research Agenda for Carbon Dioxide Removal and Reliable SequestrationBoard on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate
See http://nas-sites.org/dels/studies/cdr/ for current information on this study.
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MeetingsMeeting 1: Developing a Research Agenda for Carbon Dioxide Removal and Reliable Sequestration - 05/24/17
Workshop on Blue Carbon - 07/26/17
Webinar on Terrestrial Carbon Sequestration - 09/14/17
Terrestrial Biosphere Workshop and Committee Meeting - 09/19/17
Webinar on Direct Air Capture - 10/05/17
Webinar on Bio-Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage - 10/16/17
Workshop on Bio-Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage - 10/23/17
Workshop on Direct Air Capture - 10/24/17
Workshop on Geologic Sequestration - 11/28/17
Statement of Task
An ad hoc committee will conduct a study to:
- Identify the most urgent unanswered scientific and technical questions needed to:
- assess the benefits, risks, and sustainable scale potential for carbon dioxide removal and sequestration approaches in terrestrial and coastal environments; and
- increase the commercial viability of carbon dioxide removal and sequestration;
- Define the essential components of a research and development program and specific tasks required to answer these questions;
- Estimate the costs and potential impacts of such a research and development program to the extent possible in the timeframe of the study.
- Recommend ways to implement such a research and development program.
NOTE: The statement of task was slight edited in September 2017 to clarify that the scope of this study is limited to the assessment of any viable approach in the terrestrial and coastal environments.