11.05.2020

# 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., Noah McQueen, Jennifer Wilcox, Phil Renforth, Greg Dipple, and Amelia Paukert Vankeuren. 2020: “Engineered Carbon Mineralization in Ultramafic Rocks for CO2 Removal from Air: Review and New Insights.” Chemical Geology, May, 119628. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2020.119628.

‌"This paper reviews previously proposed methods, and describes some possible new methods, for carbon mineralization to achieve Gt-scale removal of CO2 from air."

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28.04.2020

# Media

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Video: ICRLP Explainer Webinar: Direct Air Capture

"In this webinar, Jen Wilcox, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Christoph Beuttler, Climeworks; and Sahag Voskian, MIT will discuss the ins and outs of Direct Air Capture. David Morrow, Director of Research at the Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy moderates. This webinar is part of a series explaining various carbon removal approaches."

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27.04.2020

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The Guardian: Could Microsoft’s climate crisis ‘moonshot’ plan really work?

"The tech giant’s pledge to go carbon negative by 2030 leans heavily on nascent technology such as machines that suck carbon out of the air."

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24.04.2020

# Calls & events

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Job: TU Delft: Full professor "Electrochemical processes and equipment for CO2 capture and conversion"

Deadline: 30. April 2020

"The new full professor will focus on the development of electrochemical multi-phase flow reactors and CO2 capture processes."

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24.04.2020

# Media

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Bloomberg: Military Researching Ways to Suck Carbon From Air to Make Fuel

"Technology that would suck carbon dioxide from the air and ocean water could be more quickly scaled up to address climate change now that the military is getting involved, scientists say."

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24.04.2020

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Video: Clean Energy Solutions Center: Direct Air Capture of CO2: Helping to Achieve Net-zero Emissions (Webinar)

"This webinar will hear expert interventions on why direct air capture is so important, what types of solutions are available, as well as where some of the key R&D focus areas might be in the future."

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10.04.2020

# New Publications

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Bos, M.J.; et al. 2020: Bos, M.J., S.R.A. Kersten, and D.W.F. Brilman. 2020: “Wind Power to Methanol: Renewable Methanol Production Using Electricity, Electrolysis of Water and CO2 Air Capture.”

Bos, M.J., S.R.A. Kersten, and D.W.F. Brilman. 2020: “Wind Power to Methanol: Renewable Methanol Production Using Electricity, Electrolysis of Water and CO2 Air Capture.” Applied Energy 264 (April): 114672. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.114672.

‌"The stoichiometric amount of CO2 – required for the methanol synthesis – is produced using direct air capture. Integration of utilities for CO2 air capture, hydrogen production from co-harvested water and methanol synthesis is incorporated and capital costs for all process steps are estimated."

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02.04.2020

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Energy.gov: Department of Energy to Provide $22 Million for Research on Capturing Carbon Dioxide from Air

"The initiative encompasses two concurrent funding announcements—one by DOE’s Office of Science (SC) and another by DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE)—and will span the spectrum from fundamental research in materials and chemical sciences to field testing of prototypes."

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24.03.2020

# New Publications

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Wilcox, Jennifer. 2020: “The Giving Earth.”

Wilcox, Jennifer. 2020: “The Giving Earth.” Spring Bridge Issue on Engineering and Climate Change (50/1).

"What if methods could be engineered to render fossil energy “green” by replacing the pore space in rocks depleted of oil and gas with sequestered CO2? This is possible, but it does not seem a fair trade to Earth."

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23.03.2020

# New Publications

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Eisaman, Matthew D. 2020: “Negative Emissions Technologies: The Tradeoffs of Air-Capture Economics.”

Eisaman, Matthew D. 2020: “Negative Emissions Technologies: The Tradeoffs of Air-Capture Economics.” Joule 4 (3): 516–20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joule.2020.02.007.

‌"Climate models predict that significant deployment of negative emissions technologies (NETs) will be needed to avoid warming beyond 1.5°C."

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