22.07.2021

# Media

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Advanced Science News: Electro swing direct air capture

"An innovative advance dubbed "electro swing" may challenge the energy efficiency, capacity, and scalability of large-scale carbon capture."

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22.07.2021

# New Publications

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Xu, Xiaoyin; et al. (2021): Direct Air Capture of CO 2 by Microalgae with Buoyant Beads Encapsulating Carbonic Anhydrase

Xu, Xiaoyin; Kentish, Sandra E.; Martin, Gregory J. O. (2021): Direct Air Capture of CO 2 by Microalgae with Buoyant Beads Encapsulating Carbonic Anhydrase. In ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c01618.

"Here we investigate a means of retaining CA at the surface of algae ponds to facilitate direct air capture by cross-linking CA with glutaraldehyde (GA) before encapsulation into buoyant calcium alginate beads."

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19.07.2021

# New Publications

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Ferguson, Katelyn M.; et al. (2021): Production of Carbon Neutral Methanol Using Co-Electrolysis of CO 2 and Steam in Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cell in Tandem with Direct Air Capture

Ferguson, Katelyn M.; Saafan, Hussein; Wildeboer, Emma K.; Reeves, Troy; Croiset, Eric (2021): Production of Carbon Neutral Methanol Using Co-Electrolysis of CO 2 and Steam in Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cell in Tandem with Direct Air Capture. In ECS Trans. 103 (1), pp. 663–676. DOI: 10.1149/10301.0663ecst.

"This paper presents a techno-economic feasibility study and quantification of the environmental benefits of combining direct air capture (i.e. capturing CO2 from the atmosphere) with co-electrolysis of water and the captured CO2 in a solid oxide electrolyser cell (SOEC)."

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19.07.2021

# New Publications

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Azarabadi, Habib; Lackner, Klaus S. (2019): A sorbent-focused techno-economic analysis of direct air capture

Azarabadi, Habib; Lackner, Klaus S. (2019): A sorbent-focused techno-economic analysis of direct air capture. In Applied Energy 250, pp. 959–975. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.04.012.

"We present a techno-economic model to value a sorbent based on the CO2 market price and the most important sorbent characteristics: cycle time, loading capacity, and rate of degradation."

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19.07.2021

# Calls & events

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Call for proposals: direct air capture and environmental and climate justice

Deadline: 17. August 2021

"Help create pathways for carbon dioxide removal (CDR) to contribute to climate resilience, stable jobs, healthy communities, and a just future for people and the planet."

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12.07.2021

# Calls & events

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PhD Opportunity: Creating Negative Emissions Through Direct Air Capture and Carbon Mineralisation

No Deadline

"This PhD project will focus on pioneering research into solvent based Direct Air Carbon Capture and Carbon mineralisation. It will be an experimentally based study and will also study the complete environmental impact and carbon saving of these technologies though Life Cycle Assessment."

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12.07.2021

# Media

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Globe Newswire: New partnership expands global accessibility of high-quality, permanent carbon dioxide removal

"Carbon Engineering and BeZero Carbon join forces to offer a new retail option for customers seeking to address their carbon footprint through Direct Air Capture technology."

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05.07.2021

# New Publications

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Sabatino, Francesco; et al. (2021): A comparative energy and costs assessment and optimization for direct air capture technologies

Sabatino, Francesco; Grimm, Alexa; Gallucci, Fausto; van Sint Annaland, Martin; Kramer, Gert Jan; Gazzani, Matteo (2021): A comparative energy and costs assessment and optimization for direct air capture technologies. In Joule. DOI: 10.1016/j.joule.2021.05.023.

"In this study, we discuss the optimal process design and performance for the main DAC technologies, starting from publicly available unit designs and data and by using advanced simulation tools."

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05.07.2021

# New Publications

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Elfving, Jere; Sainio, Tuomo (2021): Kinetic approach to modelling CO2 adsorption from humid air using amine-functionalized resin: Equilibrium isotherms and column dynamics

Elfving, Jere; Sainio, Tuomo (2021): Kinetic approach to modelling CO2 adsorption from humid air using amine-functionalized resin: Equilibrium isotherms and column dynamics. In Chemical Engineering Science 246, p. 116885. DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2021.116885.

"In this work, a kinetic model based on reaction mechanisms of CO2 adsorption on supported amines in dry and humid conditions is proposed."

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05.07.2021

# Political Papers

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Bipartisan Policy Center (2021): The Case for Federal Support to Advance Direct Air Capture

Bipartisan Policy Center (2021): The Case for Federal Support to Advance Direct Air Capture. A White Paper by the Bipartisan Policy Center's Direct Air Capture Advisory Council.

"This white paper is the third of a three-part “Case for DAC” series by the Council that outlines the environmental imperative, the burgeoning commercial case, and the federal policy agenda needed to deploy DAC technologies at scale."

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