17.10.2017

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Business Recorder: Power plant that takes in more CO2 than it produces

"In an attempt to lessen the quantity of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere and make positive alterations to climate changes, scientists have created a technique that can ‘suck’ carbon more than it produces it."

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16.10.2017

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Futurism: The World’s First Negative Emissions Power Plant is a Reality Thanks to Geoengineering

"A power plant in Hellisheiði, Iceland not only produces no emissions — it technically produces negative emissions. Moving forward, the development and adoption of such geoengineering methods will be essential as we continue to fight climate change."

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16.10.2017

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Carbon A List: Why the Carbfix2 project is a big deal

"Add another milestone to 2017 for the world of negative carbon emissions. The decade old CarbFix project at the Hellisheidi geothermal plant has given birth to CarbFix2. This demonstration project integrates the world’s first direct air capture plant to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in minerals. The overall project is a collaboration between Climeworks, Rekjavic Energy, and a number of international universities and relevant partners."

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14.10.2017

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Newsweek: Scientists Capture Carbon Dioxide and Inject It Into Rocks for Permanent Storage

"Scientists have discovered a way to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere to inject safely into rocks for long-term storage. A negative-emissions plant created by Switzerland-based Climeworks is the first to take emissions directly from the air we breathe."

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13.10.2017

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Business Green: Climeworks flicks switch on 'world first' atmosperic carbon capture plant

"Iceland site hailed as the first ever facility to remove carbon dioxide straight from the air and store it underground"

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13.10.2017

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MIT Technology Review: Can Sucking CO2 Out of the Atmosphere Really Work?

"A Columbia scientist and his startup think they have a plan to save the world. Now they have to convince the rest of us."

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03.10.2017

# Political Papers

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New Carbon Economy Consortium (2017): Building Research Programs to Support 21st Century Economic Opportunity

New Carbon Economy Consortium (2017): Building Research Programs to Support 21st Century Economic Opportunity. Arizona State University. Tempe.

"Now is the time to map paths to the breakthrough research programs and forward-looking university-business partnerships that will serve as the hubs for this new carbon economy. This is an economy in which low-carbon industry and primary energy production are joined by industrial centers, agricultural regions and food-producing ecosystems that turn excess CO2 into consumer goods, fuels, building materials and fertile soil. With deliberate but ambitious planning, the United States and collaborators in other countries can develop the knowledge, technologies and human capital to catalyze the new carbon economy by 2040."

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03.10.2017

# New Publications

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Hanak, Dawid P.; et al. (2017): High-efficiency negative-carbon emission power generation from integrated solid-oxide fuel cell and calciner

Hanak, Dawid P.; Jenkins, Barrie G.; Kruger, Tim; Manovic, Vasilije (2017): High-efficiency negative-carbon emission power generation from integrated solid-oxide fuel cell and calciner. In Applied Energy 205, pp. 1189–1201. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.08.090.

"This study assessed the techno-economic feasibility of a process for simultaneous power generation and CO2 removal from the air using solid sorbents. The process uses a solid-oxide fuel cell to convert the chemical energy of fuel to electricity and high-grade heat, the latter of which can be utilised to calcine a carbonate material that, in turn, can remove CO2 from the air."

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06.09.2017

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Bloomberg Businessweek: The Climate Engineers Sucking CO₂ From the Atmosphere—and Making Money Doing It

"Chris Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher turned a college project into a world-changing machine."

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24.08.2017

# New Publications

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Psarras, Peter; et al. (2017): Slicing the pie. How big could carbon dioxide removal be?

Psarras, Peter; Krutka, Holly; Fajardy, Mathilde; Zhang, Zhiqu; Liguori, Simona; Dowell, Niall Mac; Wilcox, Jennifer (2017): Slicing the pie. How big could carbon dioxide removal be? In WIREs Energy Environ 6 (5), e253. DOI: 10.1002/wene.253.

"The primary direct removal methods discussed in this review include land management and mineral carbonation in addition to bioenergy and direct air capture with carbon capture and reliable storage. These methods are discussed in detail, and their potential for CO2 removal is assessed."

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