26.05.2017

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Carbon A List: What is Direct Air Capture? (part 1)

"Next week, a Swiss company called Climeworks is holding an opening ceremony for their first of a kind plant that will pull 900 tons of carbon dioxide from the air per year and feed it to a neighboring greenhouse. While there are a handful of commercial and academic efforts building systems to extract carbon dioxide from air, Climeworks is the first company to deliver their product to a paying customer. They are also one of the finalists for the Virgin Earth Challenge; a $25 million award going to any solution or approach that can permanently remove one billion tons of carbon dioxide from circulation in a year."

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18.04.2017

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Drawdown: Solutions

Solutions from the Drawdown project include biochar and direct air capture.

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17.03.2017

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Gasworld: Climeworks to hold opening ceremony for world’s first commercial DAC plant

"The company will hold a grand opening in Hinwil near Zürich, Switzerland, on 31st May, to officially signify the occasion, where special guest speaker Julio Friedmann, a US expert in carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, will talk about DAC and the pressing need for negative emission technologies."

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30.01.2017

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Laboratory News: Accidental carbon capture a real success

"A simple process to capture carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere has been discovered accidentally by scientists in the US. Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) were looking at methods to remove environmental contaminations such as sulphates, chromates or phosphates from water. By chance they discovered guanidine, a simple compound, was able to absorb carbon dioxide."

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12.01.2017

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Science Daily: Crystallization method offers new option for carbon capture from ambient air

Article reporting on Seipp, Charles A.; et al. (2016). "Scientists have found a simple, reliable process to capture carbon dioxide directly from ambient air, offering a new option for carbon capture and storage strategies to combat global warming."

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12.01.2017

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Seipp, Charles A.; et al. (2016): CO2 Capture from Ambient Air by Crystallization with a Guanidine Sorbent

Seipp, Charles A.; Williams, Neil J.; Kidder, Michelle K.; Custelcean, Radu (2016): CO2 Capture from Ambient Air by Crystallization with a Guanidine Sorbent. In: Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English). DOI: 10.1002/anie.201610916.

"Carbon capture and storage is an important strategy for stabilizing the increasing concentration of atmospheric CO2 and the global temperature. A possible approach toward reversing this trend and decreasing the atmospheric CO2 concentration is to remove the CO2 directly from air (direct air capture). Herein we report a simple aqueous guanidine sorbent that captures CO2 from ambient air and binds it as a crystalline carbonate salt by guanidinium hydrogen bonding."

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31.12.2016

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Center for Carbon Removal: A "Secret Master Plan" for Direct Air Capture?

"So what might a "Secret Master Plan" for DAC to gain market traction and global attention look like?"

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31.08.2016

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Sanz-Perez, Eloy S.; et al. (2016): Direct Capture of CO2 from Ambient Air

Sanz-Perez, Eloy S.; Murdock, Christopher R.; Didas, Stephanie A.; Jones, Christopher W. (2016): Direct Capture of CO2 from Ambient Air. In Chemical reviews. DOI 10.1021/acs.chemrev.6b00173.

"This Review provides a historical overview of the field of DAC, along with an exhaustive description of the use of chemical sorbents targeted at this application. Solvents and solid sorbents that interact strongly with CO2 are described, including basic solvents, supported amine and ammonium materials, and metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), as the primary classes of chemical sorbents."

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19.08.2016

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Center for Carbon Removal: Event Recap: Future Voices in Direct Air Capture

"The Center for Carbon Removal hosted a webinar titled “Future Voices in Direct Air Capture” (DAC) on August 16th, 2016. The webinar featured insights from leading researchers and developers in the DAC field."

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10.08.2016

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Exponential Investor: Can we suck CO2 out of the air?

"Today, we’ll continue with that popular theme – but this time looking at a more specific aspect. Our focus is now on the technology we could use for removing CO2 from the air – and how you may be able to profit from it."

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