21.11.2019

# Calls & events

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Call for Papers: 2020 International Energy Workshop

Deadline: 1. February 2020

"Researchers and practitioners from countries around the world are invited to submit original papers with new and innovative results on scientific, technical and practical experience on the economics of energy and climate systems. As is customary for the IEW, papers should be quantitative and rigorous."

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17.11.2019

# New Publications

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Kuparinen, K.; et al. (2019): Biomass-Based Carbon Capture and Utilization in Kraft Pulp Mills

Kuparinen, Katja, Esa Vakkilainen, and Tero Tynjälä. 2019. “Biomass-Based Carbon Capture and Utilization in Kraft Pulp Mills.” Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 24 (7): 1213–30. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11027-018-9833-9.

‌"In this study, total biomass-based CO2 capture and storage potential (BECCS) and potential to implement capture and utilization of biomass-based CO2 (BECCU) in kraft pulp mills were estimated by analyzing the impacts of the processes on the operation of two modern reference mills, a Nordic softwood kraft pulp mill with integrated paper production and a Southern eucalyptus kraft pulp mill."

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17.11.2019

# Media

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Grist: Vodka made from captured carbon dioxide? That’s the spirit

"Vodka is just the start, said Gregory Constantine, the company’s CEO. The team hopes that selling a consumer product will allow it to scale up its pilot system for making alcohol, so that the company can expand into alternative fuels, plastic-making chemicals, or other markets."

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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

# Media

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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

# Media

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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

# Media

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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

# Media

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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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