In the CDRterra research program, more than 100 researchers in ten collaborative projects are investigating how and to what extent land-based CO₂ removal methods can contribute to limiting climate change. The following terrestrial CDR methods will be investigated: afforestation, reforestation and forest management, bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS), pyrolysis of biomass to biochar, enhanced soil carbon sequestration, enhanced weathering of rock, direct air capture and carbon storage (DACCS), and various combinations of CO₂ uptake methods and storage in long-lived products.
The CDRSynTra synthesis project unites the results from the projects. It also forms the central interface to the CDRmare research mission, which is investigating marine CDR methods. The goal is to comprehensively and uniformly evaluate the potentials and side-effects of the various methods and upscaling paths. On this basis, a socially acceptable, politically feasible and ecologically and economically sensible portfolio of CDR methods can be developed – in dialog with politics, industry and the public.