10.12.2018

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Mandal, S.; et al. (2019): Transforming Atmospheric CO2 into Alternative Fuels. A Metal-Free Approach under Ambient Conditions

Mandal, S.; Sau, S.; Bhattacharjee, R.; Hota, P.; Vardhanapu, P.; vijaykumar, g. et al. (2019): Transforming Atmospheric CO2 into Alternative Fuels. A Metal-Free Approach under Ambient Conditions. In: Chem. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/C8SC03581D.

"The capture of CO2 from air can even proceed in the solid state via the formation of a bicarbonate complex (aNHC-H, HCO3, B(OH)3), which was also structurally characterized. A detailed mechanism for this process is proposed based on tandem density functional theory calculations and experiments."

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10.12.2018

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ANU TV: 2018 Negative Emissions Conference (Videos)

"Earth is warming at an unprecedented rate due to anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions. This was recognised at the 2015 Paris Climate Convention (COP21) in 2015 who agreed to limit warming at 2°C or less. Emission reductions are essential to help mitigate further warming, but we are already likely to exceed this 2°C warming. In response, COP21 recognised that some form of ‘negative emissions’ is required to stay within the 2°C warming target."

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10.12.2018

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npr: How 1 Company Pulls Carbon From The Air, Aiming To Avert A Climate Catastrophe

"At a major climate meeting in Poland, nearly 200 countries are trying to reach a deal on dramatically reducing carbon emissions. But a recent U.N. report found that may not be enough to avoid dangerous impacts from the warming climate. In fact, the world is falling so far short of what's needed, it said, that it may be necessary to pull massive amounts of carbon dioxide out of the air."

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07.12.2018

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Gasworld: Denmark leads the way

"Denmark is top of a new global energy revolution league table ranking to implementing measures to mitigate climate change, which includes carbon capture."

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07.12.2018

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Nature: Global warming will happen faster than we think

"Prepare for the “new abnormal”. That was what California Governor Jerry Brown told reporters last month, commenting on the deadly wildfires that have plagued the state this year. He’s right. California’s latest crisis builds on years of record-breaking droughts and heatwaves. [...] Such environmental disasters will only intensify. Governments, rightly, want to know what to do. Yet the climate-science community is struggling to offer useful answers."

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05.12.2018

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Nature: Put more carbon in soils to meet Paris climate pledges

"Soils are crucial to managing climate change. They contain two to three times more carbon than the atmosphere. Plants circulate carbon dioxide from the air to soils, and consume about one-third of the CO2 that humans produce. Of that, about 10–15% ends up in the earth."

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29.11.2018

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Oil and Gas Climate Initiative: OGCI Climate Investments announces progression of the UK’s first commercial full-chain Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Project

"OGCI Climate Investments announced today that it is entering into a strategic partnership with BP, ENI, Equinor, Occidental Petroleum, Shell and Total to progress the Clean Gas Project, the UK’s first commercial full-chain Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) project in Teesside. The Clean Gas Project could form the heart of the Tees Valley CCUS Cluster that will deploy commercially viable, safe, environmentally responsible CCUS at scale. It will combine CO2 capture from new efficient low-carbon power generation and local industrial emitters in Teesside. The project is a result of collaboration between OGCI Climate Investments, its member companies, central and local government and local industry."

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27.11.2018

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Business Green: Net Zero Now

"The first Bioenergy Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) plant in Europe is expected to be up and running within a matter of weeks, after developer Drax announced commissioning of the pilot project has begun..."

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27.11.2018

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Die Debatte: "We would have stored CO2 in the ground for years." (German)

German article on CE.

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