Partner research program CDRterra

CDRterra: BMBF research program on land-based CO2 removal methods

With CDRterra, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research is also funding a research program on land-based CO2 removal. More than 100 researchers in ten collaborative projects are investigating how and to what extent land-based CDR methods can contribute to limiting climate change. Political, ecological, technical and societal issues are taken into account.

The focus is on the methods:

  • Afforestation, reforestation and forestry measures
  • Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS),
  • biochar and pyrolysis of biomass (biochar),
  • increased carbon storage in the soil
  • enhanced weathering of rocks,
  • Direct-Air-Capture and Carbon Storage (DACCS),
  • Artificial photosynthesis with carbon capture and storage (CCS)
  • Plant-based oil production with Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU)

The CDRSynTra synthesis project brings together the results from the projects. It also forms the central interface to CDRmare. The aim is to comprehensively and uniformly evaluate the potentials and side effects of the various methods and expansion paths. On this basis, a socially acceptable, politically feasible and ecologically and economically sensible portfolio of CDR methods can be developed – in dialogue with politics, business and the public.

Contact: Program Manager Dr. Michael Miller (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit├Ąt Munich)

CDRterra website