02.03.2021

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sifted: How are Europe’s startups capturing carbon?

"In an effort to reach global net-zero by 2050, there’s rising interest in carbon capture technologies, which separate carbon dioxide from air and gas and then store or utilise it."

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02.03.2021

# New Publications

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Terlouw, Tom; et al. (2021): Life cycle assessment of carbon dioxide removal technologies: a critical review

Terlouw, Tom; Bauer, Christian; Rosa, Lorenzo; Mazzotti, Marco (2021): Life cycle assessment of carbon dioxide removal technologies: a critical review. In Energy & Environmental Science. DOI: 10.1039/D0EE03757E.

"We present a critical review on conducted Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) of a comprehensive set of CDR technologies: afforestation and reforestation, biochar, soil carbon sequestration, enhanced weathering, ocean fertilisation, bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, and direct air carbon capture and storage."

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26.02.2021

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Tech Crunch: Noya Labs turns cooling towers into direct air capture devices for CO2 emissions

"Not every company’s founders find themselves on a first-name basis with the local bomb squad, but then again not every company is Noya Labs, which wants to turn the roughly 2 million cooling towers at industrial sites and buildings across the U.S. into CO2-sucking weapons in the fight against global climate change."

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26.02.2021

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upstream: Worley wins direct air capture engineering deal from Occidental in US Permian basin

"Green contract win comes as Australian company also reveals sharp decline in profits for the first half of the financial year."

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19.02.2021

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Runway Girl Network: CO2 sucked from the air and turned into jet fuel shows promise

"Efforts are underway in Europe to develop electro-fuels for airlines using carbon dioxide captured directly from the atmosphere as a feedstock. Although in its infancy, this type of synthetic kerosene has the potential to significantly reduce the aviation industry’s carbon footprint."

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12.02.2021

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Giving Green.earth: Direct Air Carbon Capture and Sequestration

"Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the most abundant Greenhouse gas (GHG) in our atmosphere. To combat climate change, we need to reduce the amount of CO2 that we produce. However, we will also need to remove the CO2 that already exists or will imminently exist to reach sustainable levels of GHG. An important avenue for removing CO2 is Direct Air Carbon Capture and Sequestration (DACS). This is a process wherein a machine pulls CO2 from the surrounding air and then permanently stores that CO2, often underground, to prevent it from contributing to our warming planet."

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11.02.2021

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National Geographic: Can carbon capture make flying more sustainable?

"It’s more effective than traditional carbon offsets, so airlines and travelers are starting to get on board."

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08.02.2021

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Reuters: REFILE-FEATURE-Scared by global warming? In Iceland, one solution is petrifying

"Engineering fixes for climate change are gaining attention and investments in 2021 as companies such as Microsoft and leaders from China, the United States and the European Union work on long-term plans to achieve “net zero” emissions goals."

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05.02.2021

# New Publications

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Deutz, Sarah; Bardow, André (2021): Life-cycle assessment of an industrial direct air capture process based on temperature–vacuum swing adsorption

Deutz, Sarah; Bardow, André (2021): Life-cycle assessment of an industrial direct air capture process based on temperature–vacuum swing adsorption. In Nat. Energy, pp. 1–11. DOI: 10.1038/s41560-020-00771-9.

"Here, we show by life-cycle assessment that the commercial direct air capture plants in Hinwil and Hellisheiði operated by Climeworks can already achieve negative emissions today, with carbon capture efficiencies of 85.4% and 93.1%."

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02.02.2021

# New Publications

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McQueen, Noah; et al. (2021): Natural Gas vs. Electricity for Solvent-Based Direct Air Capture

McQueen, Noah; Desmond, Michael J.; Socolow, Robert H.; Psarras, Peter; Wilcox, Jennifer (2021): Natural Gas vs. Electricity for Solvent-Based Direct Air Capture. In Front. Clim. 2. DOI: 10.3389/fclim.2020.618644.

"We compare eight energy systems paired with two alternative designs for a liquid-solvent DAC system capturing 1 MtCO2/year, which requires roughly 240 to 300 megawatts of steady power equivalent, 80% thermal and 20% electric."

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