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.
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:
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.
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.
31 July 2020, 17:00 PST – Preproposal submission deadline.
4 August 2020 – 17:00 PST – Invitation to submit full proposal
21 August 2020 – 17:00 PST – Submission deadline of full proposal
28 August 2020 – Award decision made