18.09.2020

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The Washington Post: Stopping climate change could cost less than fighting covid-19

"Promising interventions exist, and it wouldn’t be all that expensive to deploy them."

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18.09.2020

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Carbon Engineering: Pale Blue Dot Energy and Carbon Engineering create partnership to deploy Direct Air Capture in the UK

"This agreement marks the first partnership between a DAC technology company and a UK development partner and signifies the next step towards establishing a UK DAC industry that will create significant environmental and economic benefits."

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16.09.2020

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Medium: Carbon 180: Welcoming our inaugural class of Senior Policy Fellows

"Over the next 12 months, fellows will tackle some of the biggest obstacles facing carbon removal and work to develop and socialize ambitious policy ideas that will enable carbon removal solutions to scale over the coming decade."

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14.09.2020

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Podcast: Nori: How many jobs will a direct air capture industry create?—w/ John Larsen of Rhodium Group

"Direct air capture or DAC is one of the many strategies we need to employ to achieve the goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. So, how do we scale up the DAC industry to capture the hundreds of millions of tons of CO2 we need to remove from the atmosphere? And what would that kind of growth mean in terms of business opportunities and job creation?"

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07.09.2020

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Energy.gov: FOA 2187 and FOA 2188 Project Selections

"The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy has selected 9 projects for cost-shared research and development under the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0002187, Carbon Capture Research and Development (R&D): Engineering Scale Testing from Coal- and Natural Gas-Based Flue Gas and Initial Engineering Design for Industrial Sources."

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07.09.2020

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Tomorrow's Air: Pull Carbon Dioxide from the Air (Climeworks facility tour)

"As one of no more than eight participants in the Hinwil plant tour you’ll learn firsthand about the importance of carbon dioxide removal and what it actually means to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and permanently store it. Pose questions to the pioneering company featured in the New York Times, Wired and many others to learn how carbon dioxide removal works and why it is so important for the future of our Earth."

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06.09.2020

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Shi, Xiaoyang; et al. (2020): Moisture-Driven CO2 Sorbents

Shi, Xiaoyang; Xiao, Hang; Kanamori, Kohei; Yonezu, Akio; Lackner, Klaus S.; Chen, Xi (2020): Moisture-Driven CO2 Sorbents. In Joule 4 (8), pp. 1823–1837. DOI: 10.1016/j.joule.2020.07.005.

"An energy-saving system containing ion-exchange or nanoporous materials and carbonate ions is proposed, which is capable of capturing CO 2 from ambient air simply by controlling the amount of water (moisture) in contact with the sorbent."

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06.09.2020

# New Publications

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Kelemen, Peter B.; et al. (2020): Engineered carbon mineralization in ultramafic rocks for CO2 removal from air: Review and new insights

Kelemen, Peter B.; McQueen, Noah; Wilcox, Jennifer; Renforth, Phil; Dipple, Greg; Vankeuren, Amelia Paukert (2020): Engineered carbon mineralization in ultramafic rocks for CO2 removal from air: Review and new insights. In Chemical Geology 550, p. 119628. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2020.119628.

"Carbon Dioxide removal from air (CDR) combined with permanent solid storage can be accomplished via carbon mineralization in ultramafic rocks in at least four ways."

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06.09.2020

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IEAGHG: Blog post: US DOE-NETL's 2020 Integrated Project Review Meeting (Virtual)

'[Steve Winberg, Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy] talked of the impressive CCUS project portfolio being based on good collaboration between industry, universities and national labs. Looking forwards, he anticipated more R&D into direct air capture (DAC), and hydrogen from coal and natural gas, wanting to "jump-start the hydrogen economy with CCUS".'

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06.09.2020

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BusinessGreen: Climeworks ramps up air capture CO2 ambitions as it inks Icelandic partnership

"Carbon capture pioneer Climeworks is spearheading a new project to permanently remove 4,000 tons of carbon dioxide directly from the air every year and store it deep beneath the ground in Icelandic basalt."

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