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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31.05.2019

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Yu, S.; et al. (2019): Plasmonic photosynthesis of C1–C3 hydrocarbons from carbon dioxide assisted by an ionic liquid

Yu, S.; Jain, P. (2019): Plasmonic photosynthesis of C1–C3 hydrocarbons from carbon dioxide assisted by an ionic liquid. In: Nat Comms 10 (1), S. 2022. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-10084-5.

"Photochemical conversion of CO2 into fuels has promise as a strategy for storage of intermittent solar energy in the form of chemical bonds. [...] Here we demonstrate a strategy for green-light-driven synthesis of C1–C3 hydrocarbons from CO2 and H2O. In this approach, plasmonic excitation of Au nanoparticles produces a charge-rich environment at the nanoparticle/solution interface conducive for CO2 activation, while an ionic liquid stabilizes charged intermediates formed at this interface, facilitating multi-step reduction and C–C coupling."

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05.05.2019

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Dittmeyer, R.; et al. (2019): Crowd oil not crude oil

Dittmeyer, R.; Klumpp, M.; Kant, P.; Ozin, G. (2019): Crowd oil not crude oil. In: Nat Comms 10 (1), S. 1818. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-09685-x.

"Climate change represents an existential, global threat to humanity, yet its delocalized nature complicates climate action. Here, the authors propose retrofitting air conditioning units as integrated, scalable, and renewable-powered devices capable of decentralized CO2 conversion and energy democratization."

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05.05.2019

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Der Standard: Images of man in (climate-) change (German)

German article on CE

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04.05.2019

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Die Welt: It also works without askese (German)

German article on CE

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21.04.2019

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Stone Pier Press: Turning carbon dioxide into fish food?! It can be done.

"If you’d told me a month ago there’s a company working on removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and using it to feed fish, lots and lots of them, I’d have told you to go back and get your story straight. But Novonutrients, a California startup, is on the verge of doing exactly that."

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21.04.2019

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Climate-kic: Five EIT Climate-KIC startups announced as Cleantech Innovate finalists

"Five EIT Climate-KIC supported startups are among the 30 finalists that will pitch at Cleantech Innovate, an investor showcase event happening on 30 April in London, United Kingdom. The five startups, which all attended EIT Climate-KIC’s Accelerator programme, are: Origen Power, RFC Power, Addionics, Climate Edge and Boxergy."

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21.04.2019

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The Guardian: This scientist thinks she has the key to curb climate change: super plants

"Dr Joanne Chory hopes that genetic modifications to enhance plants’ natural carbon-fixing traits could play a key role – but knows that time is short, for her and the planet."

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01.04.2019

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Aviationpros: Heathrow Funding Entrepreneurial Ideas to Address Carbon Impacts

"Heathrow has launched a prize worth £30,000, to be awarded to a winning idea that will help the airport reduce its carbon emissions as it explores solutions that will address climate change. Heathrow’s new “Innovation Prize” is part of the airport’s new “Centre of Excellence”, which is a hub of learning and exploration that will accelerate the arrival of sustainable air travel. Heathrow has also today announced the launch of its first research think tank comprised of British universities."

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25.03.2019

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Blocka, M.; et al. (2019): A new chapterShifting Poland towards net-zero economy

Blocka, M.; Sniegocki, A.; Porebna, K.; Wetmanska, Z.; Bukowski, M. (ed.) (2019): A new chapterShifting Poland towards net-zero economy. Online: http://wise-europa.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/New_chapter_Poland_net-zero-1.pdf.

"This report aims to demonstrate that without a bold new vision of changes in all key sectors of the economy, Poland will spend the decades to come among Euope's climate laggards, incurring the associated costs and losing subsequent development opportunities in the emerging low-carbon goods and services markets."

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