23.10.2020

# New Publications

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Liu, Yayuan; et al. (2020): Electrochemically mediated gating membrane with dynamically controllable gas transport

Liu, Yayuan; Chow, Chun-Man; Phillips, Katherine R.; Wang, Miao; Voskian, Sahag; Hatton, T. Alan (2020): Electrochemically mediated gating membrane with dynamically controllable gas transport. In Science Advances 6 (42). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abc1741.

"An electrochemically mediated carbon dioxide concentrator demonstrates proof of concept by integrating the gating membranes with redox-active sorbents, where gating effectively prevented the cross-talk between feed and product gas streams for high-efficiency, directional carbon dioxide pumping. We anticipate our concept of dynamically regulating transport at gas-liquid interfaces to broadly inspire systems in fields of gas separation, miniaturized devices, multiphase reactors, and beyond."

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23.10.2020

# Media

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OE Digital: Aker Carbon Capture, Vatenfall in Carbon Capture MoU

"Aker Carbon Capture, an Aker Solutions spinoff, said the agreement would support Vattenfall´s ambitions to achieve negative emissions in waste and bio CCS plants and make it possible to live fossil-free within one generation."

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23.10.2020

# Calls & events

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Job: Research Associate, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Cornell University)

Deadline: 03. November 2020

"Research Associate with relevant expertise in global biogeochemical cycles, climate change, sustainable agriculture, and carbon capture and sequestration via soil amendments. Lab analysis – including soil, plant, dissolved chemistry – carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus; trace metals; and alkalinity. Greenhouse gas analysis with field deployed analyzers and automated systems."

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23.10.2020

# Media

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Gasworld: Carbon Engineering: Scaling up direct air capture technologies

"Carbon Engineering last year made a huge advancement with its DAC commitment, when it announced that it had begun the engineering and design of the world’s largest DAC plant, located in the Permian Basin, Southwestern US."

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22.10.2020

# New Publications

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Rodriguez, Emily; et al. (2020): Tensions in the energy transition: Swedish and Finnish company perspectives on bioenergy with carbon capture and storage

Rodriguez, Emily; Lefvert, Adrian; Fridahl, Mathias; Grönkvist, Stefan; Haikola, Simon; Hansson, Anders (2020): Tensions in the energy transition: Swedish and Finnish company perspectives on bioenergy with carbon capture and storage. In Journal of Cleaner Production, p. 124527. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.124527.

"In the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register, Sweden and Finland reported 64% and 51% biogenic emissions, respectively, in facilities emitting over 100 kt of carbon dioxide in 2017, while the corresponding collective figure for all European states in the database is 6%. This qualitative study highlights company actors’ perspectives on bioenergy with carbon capture and storage within a Nordic regional context and explores their perspective on emerging tensions in the energy transition."

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22.10.2020

# Media

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The Guardian: Rewild to mitigate the climate crisis, urge leading scientists

"Restoring degraded natural lands highly effective for carbon storage and avoiding species extinctions."

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22.10.2020

# Media

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MIT News: A controllable membrane to pull carbon dioxide out of exhaust streams

"Electrically switchable system could continuously separate gases without the need for moving parts or wasted space."

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22.10.2020

# Media

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ARPA-E: Innovating Through Unconventional Ideas

"In 2019, ARPA-E announced an ongoing funding opportunity for a range of the most innovative and unconventional ideas across the energy technology spectrum, exploring high-risk R&D that could lead to the development of disruptive technologies."

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19.10.2020

# Political Papers

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Bier, Harald; et al. (2020): Biochar-based carbon sinks to mitigate climate change

Bier, Harald; Gerber, Helmut; Huber, Marcel; Junginger, Hannes; Kray, Daniel; Lange, Jörg et al. (2020): Biochar-based carbon sinks to mitigate climate change. EBI Whitepaper. European Biochar Industry Consortium e.V. (EBI).

"In parallel with the reduction of emissions, a start must now be made on expanding and further developing the existing options for creating carbon sinks. The magnitude of the task is enormous: in order to achieve climate neutrality in the European Union, the volume of sinks to be created annually must increase to at least 850 million tonnes of CO2 by the year 2050. Three solutions: afforestation/reforestation; biochar/biomass pyrolysis; and the build-up of soil organic matter can be implemented in the short and medium term and there is no reason why they should not be expanded rapidly."

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19.10.2020

# Media

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MEM: Zero Carbon Humber Partnership Submits £75 million Bid to Advance UK’s First Net Zero Industrial Cluster

"Twelve leading companies and organisations across the Humber have jointly submitted a public and private sector funded bid worth around £75 million to accelerate decarbonisation in the UK’s most carbon intensive industrial region, helping to support clean growth, future-proof vital industries and protect and create new jobs."

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