14.11.2019

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Vox: These uses of CO2 could cut emissions — and make trillions of dollars

"From concrete to fuels, CO2 from the air can replace CO2 from the ground."

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11.11.2019

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Independent: Scientists create ‘artificial leaf’ that sucks in carbon dioxide and makes fuel

"The new technology was inspired by the way plants use photosynthesis to turn carbon dioxide into glucose and oxygen. The artificial leaf mimics this process – with the help of a cheap red powder called cuprous oxide – and produces methanol and oxygen."

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11.11.2019

# New Publications

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Hepburn, C.; et al. (2019): The Technological and Economic Prospects for CO2 Utilization and Removal

Hepburn, Cameron, Ella Adlen, John Beddington, Emily A. Carter, Sabine Fuss, Niall Mac Dowell, Jan C. Minx, Pete Smith, and Charlotte K. Williams. 2019. “The Technological and Economic Prospects for CO2 Utilization and Removal.” Nature 575 (7781): 87–97. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1681-6.

‌"Here we review ten pathways for the utilization of carbon dioxide. Pathways that involve chemicals, fuels and microalgae might reduce emissions of carbon dioxide but have limited potential for its removal, whereas pathways that involve construction materials can both utilize and remove carbon dioxide. Land-based pathways can increase agricultural output and remove carbon dioxide. Our assessment suggests that each pathway could scale to over 0.5 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide utilization annually."

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08.11.2019

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Phys.org: Carbon dioxide capture and use could become big business

"Capturing carbon dioxide and turning it into commercial products, such as fuels or construction materials, could become a new global industry, according to a study by researchers from UCLA, the University of Oxford and five other institutions."

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06.11.2019

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Grist: Investors are betting billions on carbontech. Will it pay off?

"Technologies that capture, reuse, or lock away carbon dioxide have long seemed more like science fiction than viable ventures: Buildings that trap waste gases in their concrete bricks. Meatless burgers and fruits and vegetables enriched with captured carbon. But as more pilot tests begin, and amid growing urgency to take action on climate change, investors are increasingly placing their bets on so-called “carbontech.”"

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06.11.2019

# Political Papers

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EFI: Carbon Capture Fact Sheet

"Let’s start with why we want to capture carbon dioxide: CO2is the gas most responsible for globalwarming. The level of CO2measured in our atmosphere is at the highest level in recorded history andcan stay there for millennia. Carbon capture technologies exist but can be expensive to deploy. Thechallenge is finding what works and doing it cheaply."

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28.10.2019

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GreenBiz: The sensible, sexy and strange world of carbontech

"The idea of pulling CO2 out of the air and turning it into a product to be sold for profit has been attracting a lot of attention lately, and even a few dollars. And the number of startups working in carbon capture and use (CCU), also known as carbontech, has ballooned in recent years."

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18.10.2019

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Il Bioeconomista: IFP Energies Nouvelles and Total signed a strategic R&D partnership to be carbon smart

"The agreement has two parts: a strategic R&D partnership on carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) aims to reduce the cost of infrastructure and improve the CCUS chain’s energyefficiency to secure its large-scale deployment."

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09.10.2019

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Strefler, J.; et al. (2019): Towards net zero - Carbon dioxide removal and utilisation. Insights from the Australian-German Energy Transition Hub

Strefler, Jessica; Burdon, Rebecca; Colvin, Rebecca; Dooley, Kate; Fuss, Sabine; Minx, Jan (2019): Towards net zero - Carbon dioxide removal and utilisation. Insights from the Australian-German Energy Transition Hub.

"CDR presents opportunities for both Australia and Germany: Australia could be a significant source of land-based CDR using nature-based solutions. This can deliver co-benefits for biodiversity, ecosystem services, and agricultural productivity. Australia could also be major supplier of DACCS or BECCS. The need for accelerated development of CDR and CCU technologies could be an opportunity for an innovation country like Germany. Having played a key role in developing sound knowledge of the role of CDR in climate change mitigation, future Hub research could provide tailored information for guiding national CDR efforts in Australia and Germany."

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02.10.2019

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Quartz: Carbon Engineering is doubling its CO2-capturing machine even before it’s built

"One of the first companies planning to capture carbon dioxide from the air says it has enough demand from polluters to double its initial plans, a promising sign for the nascent technology."

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