11.01.2021

# New Publications

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Garcia-Garcia, Guillermo; et al. (2020): Analytical Review of Life-Cycle Environmental Impacts of Carbon Capture and Utilization Technologies

Garcia-Garcia, Guillermo; Fernandez, Marta Cruz; Armstrong, Katy; Woolass, Steven; Styring, Peter (2020): Analytical Review of Life-Cycle Environmental Impacts of Carbon Capture and Utilization Technologies. In Chemsuschem. DOI: 10.1002/cssc.202002126.

"To guarantee that CCU processes have environmental advantages over conventional production processes, thorough and systematic environmental impact analyses must be performed. Life‐Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a robust methodology that can be used to fulfil this aim. In this context, this article aims to review the life‐cycle environmental impacts of several CCU processes, focusing on the production of methanol, methane, dimethyl ether, dimethyl carbonate, propane and propene."

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08.01.2021

# Calls & events

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Job: Industrial Policy Specialist, Climate

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"In this role, you will advise and collaborate with the director in shaping and representing an industrial decarbonization policy portfolio for NWF.  Portfolio issue areas will include: carbon capture, use, and storage (CCUS), with emphasis on direct air capture, carbon dioxide transport, infrastructure, and utilization in industrial products and processes; clean energy manufacturing; and industrial electrification and efficiency."

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08.01.2021

# Media

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The Washington Post: Researchers unveil new method for converting carbon dioxide into jet fuel

"The experiment could open a new area of research in which the greenhouse gas could be extracted from the air, stored and used to power planes."

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07.01.2021

# Calls & events

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Job: CCUS Strategic Business Leader (Battelle)

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"The CCUS Strategic Business Leader is responsible for implementing Battelle’s CCUS growth campaign, by defining, planning, coordinating, and overseeing the activities and priorities of a cross-functional team and leading market and client engagement efforts to achieve Battelle’s commercial CCUS growth objectives."

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28.12.2020

# New Publications

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Ostovari, Hesam; et al. (2020): Rock ‘n’ use of CO 2 : carbon footprint of carbon capture and utilization by mineralization

Ostovari, Hesam; Sternberg, André; Bardow, André (2020): Rock ‘n’ use of CO 2 : carbon footprint of carbon capture and utilization by mineralization. In Sustainable Energy Fuels 4 (9), pp. 4482–4496. DOI: 10.1039/D0SE00190B.

"To provide a sound assessment of the climate impacts of CCU by mineralization, we determine the carbon footprint of CCU by mineralization based on life cycle assessment. For this purpose, we analyze 7 pathways proposed in literature: 5 direct and 2 indirect mineralization pathways, considering serpentine, olivine, and steel slag as feedstock."

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28.12.2020

# Media

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Fast Company: This biotech startup is making palm oil-substitutes and omega-3s from carbon emissions

"Both ingredients are usually produced in ways that are deeply damaging to the planet. Now they can be made while lowering our global footprint."

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28.12.2020

# New Publications

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Yao, Benzhen; et al. (2020): Transforming carbon dioxide into jet fuel using an organic combustion-synthesized Fe-Mn-K catalyst

Yao, Benzhen; Xiao, Tiancun; Makgae, Ofentse A.; Jie, Xiangyu; Gonzalez-Cortes, Sergio; Guan, Shaoliang et al. (2020): Transforming carbon dioxide into jet fuel using an organic combustion-synthesized Fe-Mn-K catalyst. In Nat Comms 11 (1), pp. 1–12. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-20214-z.

"We report here a synthetic protocol to the fixation of carbon dioxide by converting it directly into aviation jet fuel using novel, inexpensive iron-based catalysts."

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28.12.2020

# New Publications

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Welch, Alex J.; et al. (2020): Bicarbonate or Carbonate Processes for Coupling Carbon Dioxide Capture and Electrochemical Conversion

Welch, Alex J.; Dunn, Emily; DuChene, Joseph S.; Atwater, Harry A. (2020): Bicarbonate or Carbonate Processes for Coupling Carbon Dioxide Capture and Electrochemical Conversion. In ACS Energy Lett. 5 (3), pp. 940–945. DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.0c00234.

"Here we explore an approach for the design of a CO2 capture and conversion system: (i) formation of bicarbonate or carbonate ((bi)carbonate) through dissolution of CO2 into basic solution; followed by (ii) electrochemical reduction to syngas or formate; and finally (iii) transformation into useful chemicals, fuels, and materials."

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22.12.2020

# Media

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Tech Crunch: New stimulus bill includes $35.2 billion for new energy initiatives

"Congress is also approving a $447 million research and development program for large-scale commercial carbon dioxide removal projects — with a $100 million carve out grant for direct air capture competition at facilities that capture at least 50,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually."

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21.12.2020

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mrt: Biden administration’s focus on climate could boost CCUS

"Carbon capture could see new opportunities under the Biden administration."

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