[CDR] The Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal initiative is issuing an RFP on marine macroalgae cultivation and utilization research Introduction #CDR


Ron Larson
 

List:

I hope that there is a biochar proponent reading this who will find a way to put together a team that can promote biochar as the optimum way to use macroalgae for CDR purposes (because all biochar in soil should be seen as an investment - not a cost).

Ron


Begin forwarded message:

From: Andrew Lockley <andrew.lockley@...>
Subject: [CDR] The Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal initiative is issuing an RFP on marine macroalgae cultivation and utilization research Introduction
Date: July 19, 2020 at 4:46:35 PM MDT


https://www.climateworks.org/programs/carbon-dioxide-removal/seaweed-rfp/?s=09

The Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal initiative is issuing an RFP on marine macroalgae cultivation and utilization research
Introduction
A 10-month contract up to $150,000 USD will be awarded to build a sensitivity model that estimates net CO2 removal and emission reductions associated with marine macroalgae cultivation and utilization.

The project requires a deep understanding of seaweed biology, physical and biological oceanography, industry trends, supply chains, applied economics, marine infrastructure, diffusion of innovation, and life cycle analysis, to name just a few. We therefore strongly encourage collaborations between expert groups.

Scope of Work
This sensitivity analysis will estimate the net CO2 removal and/or emission reductions associated with marine macroalgae cultivation and utilization and serves the following objectives:

To identify key variables that will drive the economically viable and environmentally safe potential of marine macroalgae to remove or mitigate >1Gt of CO2 per year.
To characterize the quantitative relationship between these variables in a model translatable to a web-based simulation. 
To parameterize the quantitative relationship with best available data from literature and/or expert interviews.
The goal of the model is to allow practitioners to i) approximate the biological, technical and economic potential of seaweed as a CDR approach, and ii) explore the driving factors determining CDR potential (space? nutrients? market demand? carbon prices? farm design? photosynthetic rate?). As such, the focus of this analysis should be the realistic characterization of the quantitative relationship between biological, oceanographic, logistic, infrastructure, innovation, markets etc. variables.

Deliverables
JSON compatible model or dataset, ready for translation into web-based simulation (the web-based tool/app will be developed by a web design firm, with some input from the analytical team).
Concise technical summary of the model, including detailed methodological write-up, presentation of the ranges of parameters for key variables as presented in the literature, and the rationale for selecting seed parameters.
Submission Process 
Application is a two-step process: completion of a short pre-proposal, followed by an invitation to submit a full proposal which will be extended to 3-4 finalists.

Please download the application package and send the completed submission form to SeaweedRFP@....

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Geoff Thomas
 

Ron, CDR and RFP meaning please. 
Cheers,
Geoff.

On 21 Jul 2020, at 11:02 am, Ron Larson <rongretlarson@...> wrote:

List:

I hope that there is a biochar proponent reading this who will find a way to put together a team that can promote biochar as the optimum way to use macroalgae for CDR purposes (because all biochar in soil should be seen as an investment - not a cost).

Ron


Begin forwarded message:

From: Andrew Lockley <andrew.lockley@...>
Subject: [CDR] The Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal initiative is issuing an RFP on marine macroalgae cultivation and utilization research Introduction
Date: July 19, 2020 at 4:46:35 PM MDT


https://www.climateworks.org/programs/carbon-dioxide-removal/seaweed-rfp/?s=09

The Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal initiative is issuing an RFP on marine macroalgae cultivation and utilization research
Introduction
A 10-month contract up to $150,000 USD will be awarded to build a sensitivity model that estimates net CO2 removal and emission reductions associated with marine macroalgae cultivation and utilization.

The project requires a deep understanding of seaweed biology, physical and biological oceanography, industry trends, supply chains, applied economics, marine infrastructure, diffusion of innovation, and life cycle analysis, to name just a few. We therefore strongly encourage collaborations between expert groups.

Scope of Work
This sensitivity analysis will estimate the net CO2 removal and/or emission reductions associated with marine macroalgae cultivation and utilization and serves the following objectives:

To identify key variables that will drive the economically viable and environmentally safe potential of marine macroalgae to remove or mitigate >1Gt of CO2 per year.
To characterize the quantitative relationship between these variables in a model translatable to a web-based simulation. 
To parameterize the quantitative relationship with best available data from literature and/or expert interviews.
The goal of the model is to allow practitioners to i) approximate the biological, technical and economic potential of seaweed as a CDR approach, and ii) explore the driving factors determining CDR potential (space? nutrients? market demand? carbon prices? farm design? photosynthetic rate?). As such, the focus of this analysis should be the realistic characterization of the quantitative relationship between biological, oceanographic, logistic, infrastructure, innovation, markets etc. variables.

Deliverables
JSON compatible model or dataset, ready for translation into web-based simulation (the web-based tool/app will be developed by a web design firm, with some input from the analytical team).
Concise technical summary of the model, including detailed methodological write-up, presentation of the ranges of parameters for key variables as presented in the literature, and the rationale for selecting seed parameters.
Submission Process 
Application is a two-step process: completion of a short pre-proposal, followed by an invitation to submit a full proposal which will be extended to 3-4 finalists.

Please download the application package and send the completed submission form to SeaweedRFP@....

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Ron Larson
 

Geoff and list:

CDR = Carbon Dioxide Removal

RFP =. Request for Proposals


And - should add that the macroalgae topic came up in the still ongoing ANZBI meeting last week - with Australia as the place with some of the best research on macroalgae.

Ron


On Jul 20, 2020, at 7:17 PM, Geoff Thomas <wind@...> wrote:

Ron, CDR and RFP meaning please. 
Cheers,
Geoff.

On 21 Jul 2020, at 11:02 am, Ron Larson <rongretlarson@...> wrote:

List:

I hope that there is a biochar proponent reading this who will find a way to put together a team that can promote biochar as the optimum way to use macroalgae for CDR purposes (because all biochar in soil should be seen as an investment - not a cost).

Ron


Begin forwarded message:

From: Andrew Lockley <andrew.lockley@...>
Subject: [CDR] The Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal initiative is issuing an RFP on marine macroalgae cultivation and utilization research Introduction
Date: July 19, 2020 at 4:46:35 PM MDT


https://www.climateworks.org/programs/carbon-dioxide-removal/seaweed-rfp/?s=09

The Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal initiative is issuing an RFP on marine macroalgae cultivation and utilization research
Introduction
A 10-month contract up to $150,000 USD will be awarded to build a sensitivity model that estimates net CO2 removal and emission reductions associated with marine macroalgae cultivation and utilization.

The project requires a deep understanding of seaweed biology, physical and biological oceanography, industry trends, supply chains, applied economics, marine infrastructure, diffusion of innovation, and life cycle analysis, to name just a few. We therefore strongly encourage collaborations between expert groups.

Scope of Work
This sensitivity analysis will estimate the net CO2 removal and/or emission reductions associated with marine macroalgae cultivation and utilization and serves the following objectives:

To identify key variables that will drive the economically viable and environmentally safe potential of marine macroalgae to remove or mitigate >1Gt of CO2 per year.
To characterize the quantitative relationship between these variables in a model translatable to a web-based simulation. 
To parameterize the quantitative relationship with best available data from literature and/or expert interviews.
The goal of the model is to allow practitioners to i) approximate the biological, technical and economic potential of seaweed as a CDR approach, and ii) explore the driving factors determining CDR potential (space? nutrients? market demand? carbon prices? farm design? photosynthetic rate?). As such, the focus of this analysis should be the realistic characterization of the quantitative relationship between biological, oceanographic, logistic, infrastructure, innovation, markets etc. variables.

Deliverables
JSON compatible model or dataset, ready for translation into web-based simulation (the web-based tool/app will be developed by a web design firm, with some input from the analytical team).
Concise technical summary of the model, including detailed methodological write-up, presentation of the ranges of parameters for key variables as presented in the literature, and the rationale for selecting seed parameters.
Submission Process 
Application is a two-step process: completion of a short pre-proposal, followed by an invitation to submit a full proposal which will be extended to 3-4 finalists.

Please download the application package and send the completed submission form to SeaweedRFP@....

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mikethewormguy
 

Interesting idea..........

Depending on the species of macroalgae chosen for cultivation, there are already an agricultural, culinary, healthcare, bioplastics and biotech market already established for different species wild harvested marine macroalgae .

Did a small project awhile ago in Alaska involving harvesting and primary processing of near shore bull kelp. It is amazing to see how fast the algae plants grows back after harvest. 

The cultivated marine microalgae needs to be able to compete with the established.price point for wild harvested marine macroalgae.  This makes the business model a challenge and will require innovation&imagination.

We have been using marine macroalgae/brown algae/kelp extract for decades for soil and plant improvement.

Kelp extract pairs nicely with biomass char, like wood, bone, and straw for soil and plant health improvement. There is alot of different variations that can be cooked up.

My sense a CHP&B energy system could be useful in the processing phase of the operation.  Processing to an end product can be energy intensive.

my 2 cents......

Mike








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