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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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)

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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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