About hydrochar

About hydrochar
About hydrochar is a weekly newsletter about hydrochar.
Created 19 Sep 2021
  • Some basic economics of char-based carbon capture
    03 Jan 2022 • 1 min read • 1 0
    When we started out looking at candidate technologies for a carbon capture ecosystem, our first criterion was that it has to be economically feasible and scalable globally, including in emerging count...
  • Carbon-negative Christmas trees?
    27 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    The origins of the Christmas tree tradition are somewhat obscure, likely rooted in nature religions rather than Christianity. Today it’s a sizable industry, with plantation-grown firs, spruces, and pi...
  • What to do with plastic waste
    20 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    In recent years, many attempts have been made to create closed cycles in waste management. Photo by Nariman Mosharrafa. For example, plastic collection systems have been set up to collect the plastic ...
  • Hydrochar: the spectrum of possibilities
    13 Dec 2021 • 4 min read
    Over the last few weeks in this newsletter, we tried to advocate for hydrothermal carbonization, a technical solution to the carbon emissions problem that is simple to implement, including decentrally...
  • Is hydrochar economically feasible?
    06 Dec 2021 • 3 min read
    Is there a business case for hydrochar? Over the last few weeks we expressed strong reservations about a number of headline-gathering but technologically, environmentally and economically questionable...
  • About hydrogen
    29 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    The hydrogen economy pivots around hydrogen as an energy carrier. It is touted as a means to overcome resource scarcity in fuels and combustibles and to open up new options for energy storage. Photo b...
  • From Glasgow to Delhi to Sharm El-Sheikh
    22 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    If we were to summarize the various responses to last month's COP 26 conference in Glasgow, “the expected disappointed” might sum up the majority of informed sentiments. Amidst a smattering of positiv...
  • Carbon markets: Accounting for thick air
    15 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    Carbon markets are not a novel idea. Indeed, one might say that the idea to use markets to allocate carbon emission rights stems from an era when the slogan “market fixes this” was as ubiquitous as “b...
  • Climate action, actionism, and cognitive dissonance
    08 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Global climate politics is a practical example of multiple cognitive dissonance. Cognitive dissonance arises when a decision is taken that later turns out to be wrong (in our case, realizing that doin...
  • Remoorestation: recreating peatlands with hydrochar
    01 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Peatlands, coming in a variety of forms such as moors, bogs, (quag)mires, muskegs, or fens, are characterized by the prevalence of peat (also known as turf): organic matter in various stages of decomp...
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