DemoUpCARMA (Demonstration and Upscaling of CARbon dioxide MAnagement solutions for a net-zero Switzerland) is a pilot project lead by ETH Zurich. It aims to demonstrate the implementation and scale-up of two pathways leading to negative emissions:
DemoUpCARMA will assess the optimal design of these pathways and their upscaling potential considering technological, economical, regulatory, political, and societal factors in the mid- to long-term. Negative emissions are an integral component to reduce Switzerland’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 to net zero, and to reach the country’s climate goals.
DemoUpStorage is a partner project of DemoUpCARMA and linked to its second pathway. DemoUpStorage involves the investigation and monitoring of the geological reservoir abroad and its potential to store larger quantities of CO2.
DemoUpCARMA and DemoUpStorage are funded and supported by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) and the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN). It brings together 24 partners from academia and industry with some of them providing additional financial and in-kind contributions.
The interim reports of work packages 2 to 5 are now available online. They provide a good overview of initial results, but also of the difficulties and existing open questions identified by the various teams in the work packages.
The interim reports are available online here.
In the first blog post of our newly started DemoUpBlog Johannes Tiefenthaler, leader of work package 2 and co-founder of Neustark, gives an insight into the carbonation process of recycled concrete. The technique contributes to lower the carbon footprint of concrete and is a domestic pathway to store carbon dioxide permanently.
In our two pilot projects, DemoUpCARMA and DemoUpStorage, a broad range of research questions ranging from Earth science to law and social science are being investigated. The DemoUpBlog will provide you with interesting stories and research findings with regards to these topics. Stay tuned!
From 5 to 11 December, the ETH Energy Week 2022 will take place again offering a series of talks, discussions and an exhibition focusing on energy transition.
At the opening symposium on 5 December, project leader Prof. Marco Mazzotti will present DemoUpCARMA as part of his talk on “The role of negative emission technologies until 2050”. The programme and registration link of the symposium can be found here.
On 8 December, Prof. Mazzotti will further participate at the Focus Dialogue (17:00 – 18:00 h) to discuss infrastructure requirements for the energy transition. The Focus Dialogues will be held online (Zoom). The registration link can be found here.