15.07.2019

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Union of Concerned Scientists: Can Trees, Oceans and Giant Carbon Sucking Machines Save Us from Climate Catastrophe? (Blog)

"As we confront ever more obvious impacts of a warming world, we must immediately tackle the political and technical challenges of reducing the pollution causing climate change. And, just as actively, seek ways to remove, store and manage carbon to bring our climate back into balance."

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07.07.2019

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DesingNews: Nano-Organisms Can Eat Carbon Dioxide to Produce Bio-Fuels and Plastics

"Researchers are constantly searching for new and inventive ways to develop cleaner plastics and bio-fuels to solve some of the pollution problems the world faces. As part of this effort, researchers at Colorado University Boulder have developed perhaps one of the most interesting inventions thus far—nanobio-hybrid organisms that “eat” airborne carbon dioxide and nitrogen and can use it to produce a variety of plastics and fuels."

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01.07.2019

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The Guardian: UK's biggest carbon capture project is step-change on emissions

"The UK’s biggest carbon capture project will soon block thousands of tonnes of factory emissions from contributing to the climate crisis, by using them to help make the chemicals found in antacid, eyedrops and Pot Noodle."

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26.06.2019

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Carbon Engineering: Government of Canada invests $25m in clean energy technology that creates fuel from air

"The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, today announced an investment of CAN$25 million in Carbon Engineering Ltd. (CE), a Canadian clean energy company that is pioneering technologies to capture and reuse carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. This announcement highlights Canada’s continuing support for home-grown cleantech innovations and signifies the government’s commitment to deploy technologies that support the transition to a low carbon economy. It follows the company’s recently completed private investment round of CAN$91 million."

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24.06.2019

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MIT Technology Review: Carbon farming is the hot (and overhyped) tool to fight climate change

"A growing number of farmers are exploring the potential of capturing and storing greater amounts of carbon dioxide in soil as a way to combat climate change."

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18.06.2019

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Forbes: Giant Floating Solar Farms Could Extract CO2 From Seawater, Producing Methanol Fuel

"Millions of floating islands, clustered together, that convert carbon dioxide to methanol fuel could help reduce the amount of green house gases in the atmosphere, according to researchers from Norway and Switzerland."

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17.06.2019

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The Engineer: Direct action: Carbon capture gears up for climate battle

"Removing vast quantities of CO2 from the air is necessary to avoid the worst effects of climate change. Andrew Wade reports on the pioneers taking on the challenge."

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12.06.2019

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EurekAlert: Light-powered nano-organisms consume CO2, create eco-friendly plastics and fuels

"University of Colorado Boulder researchers have developed nanobio-hybrid organisms capable of using airborne carbon dioxide and nitrogen to produce a variety of plastics and fuels, a promising first step toward low-cost carbon sequestration and eco-friendly manufacturing for chemicals."

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11.06.2019

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Sorcar, S.; et al. (2019): CO 2, water, and sunlight to hydrocarbon fuels: a sustained sunlight to fuel (Joule-to-Joule) photoconversion efficiency of 1%

Sorcar, S.; Hwang, Y.; Lee, J.; Kim, H.; Grimes, K.; Grimes, C. et al. (2019): CO 2, water, and sunlight to hydrocarbon fuels: a sustained sunlight to fuel (Joule-to-Joule) photoconversion efficiency of 1%. In: Energy Environ. Sci. 3, S. 664. DOI: 10.1039/C9EE00734B.

"If we wish to sustain our terrestrial ecosphere as we know it, then reducing the concentration of atmospheric CO2 is of critical importance. An ideal pathway for achieving this would be the use of sunlight to recycle CO2, in combination with water, into hydrocarbon fuels compatible with our current energy infrastructure."

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10.06.2019

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The Maritime Executive: Researchers: Recycle CO2 in Floating Methanol Power Plants

"Huge floating solar, methanol islands on the ocean could produce enough energy to enable CO2-neutral global freight traffic, says a group of researchers."

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