17.09.2019

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Energy.gov: U.S. Department of Energy Announces $110M for Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage

"The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has announced approximately $110 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D) projects under three funding opportunity announcements (FOAs). Approximately $75M is for awards selected under two FOAs announced earlier this fiscal year; $35M is for a new FOA."

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06.09.2019

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Climeworks: Climeworks AG and Antecy B.V. are joining forces & thereby boosting technology portfolio

"Climeworks AG, Switzerland and Antecy B.V., the Netherlands share the same goal of removing climate-relevant amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere and joining forces renders this goal more achievable. The combination of their technologies will result in even more powerful solutions for both carbon dioxide removal, as well as direct air capture and CO2 utilization."

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26.08.2019

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Liu, X.; et al. (2019): Modular engineering for efficient photosynthetic biosynthesis of 1-butanol from CO 2 in cyanobacteria

Liu, X.; Miao, R.; Lindberg, P.; Lindblad, P. (2019): Modular engineering for efficient photosynthetic biosynthesis of 1-butanol from CO 2 in cyanobacteria. In: Energy Environ. Sci. 3, S. 969. DOI: 10.1039/C9EE01214A.

"Cyanobacteria are photoautotrophic microorganisms which can be engineered to directly convert CO2 and water into biofuels and chemicals via photosynthesis using sunlight as energy. However, the product titers and rates are the main challenges that need to be overcome for industrial applications. Here we present systematic modular engineering of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis PCC 6803, enabling efficient biosynthesis of 1-butanol, an attractive commodity chemical and gasoline substitute."

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19.08.2019

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Chemistry World: Engineered cyanobacteria turn carbon dioxide into petrol substitute

"Scientists in Sweden have engineered cyanobacteria that can photosynthesise the petrol substitute butanol out of carbon dioxide. The microorganisms could not only provide a way to make transportation fuels that don’t depend on fossil fuels, but they could also remove carbon dioxide already present in the atmosphere."

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05.08.2019

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Lin, M.; et al. (2019): An Experimental- and Simulation-Based Evaluation of the CO 2 Utilization Efficiency of Aqueous-Based Electrochemical CO 2 Reduction Reactors with Ion-Selective Membranes

Lin, M.; Han, L.; Singh, M.; Xiang, C. (2019): An Experimental- and Simulation-Based Evaluation of the CO 2 Utilization Efficiency of Aqueous-Based Electrochemical CO 2 Reduction Reactors with Ion-Selective Membranes. In: ACS Appl. Energy Mater. DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.9b00986.

"The CO2 utilization efficiency of three types of electrochemical CO2 reduction (CO2R) reactors by using different ion-selective membranes, including anion exchange membrane (AEM), cation exchange membrane (CEM), and bipolar membrane (BPM), was studied quantitatively via both experimental and simulation methods."

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22.07.2019

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Geoengineering Monitor: Direct Air Capture: Recent developments and future plans

"In the early 1990s, the European Space Agency launched a technology to extend space missions by filtering exhaled CO2 out of the air on board of shuttles and space stations. During the past two decades, the technology – known as Direct Air Capture (DAC) – has been further developed, but in a different context: researchers are considering the technology as a means to remove CO2 or other greenhouse gases from the earth’s atmosphere."

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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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