31.05.2019

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Green Biz: The case for investing in direct air capture just got clearer

"The idea of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as a method of combating climate change is nothing new. For the past 20 years, climate experts have included this strategy in their models showing theoretical pathways for avoiding catastrophic climate change — all of that data has been calculated based on the ability of plants to capture and store carbon in their biomass."

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28.05.2019

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Sciencealert: New Artificial Photosynthesis Breakthrough Uses Gold to Turn CO2 Into Liquid Fuel

"Scientists have developed a new way of achieving artificial photosynthesis, producing high-energy hydrocarbons by leveraging electron-rich gold nanoparticles as a catalyst."

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27.05.2019

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MIT Technology Review: Why the world’s biggest CO2-sucking plant would be used to … err, dig up more oil?

"A Canadian startup plans to build the largest carbon dioxide removal plant in the world, capable of sucking half a million metric tons of the greenhouse gas out of the air every year. If the project is ultimately built, it will represent a big step forward for direct air capture, a technology that a growing number of studies find could be essential for preventing dangerous levels of global warming. But it comes with a catch."

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21.05.2019

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Financial Buzz: Oxy Low Carbon Ventures and Carbon Engineering begin engineering of the worlds largest Direct Air Capture and sequestration plant

"Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, LLC (OLCV), a subsidiary of Occidental, and Carbon Engineering Ltd. (CE), a Canadian clean energy company, today announced they are jointly proceeding with the engineering and design of the world’s largest Direct Air Capture (DAC) and sequestration facility. The companies are evaluating a facility designed to capture 500 kilotonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) directly from the atmosphere each year, which would be used in Occidental’s enhanced oil recovery (EOR) operations and subsequently stored underground permanently. The plant would be located in the Permian Basin."

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13.05.2019

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Woodworking Network: Upcoming mechanical trees suck carbon dioxide from the air

"Twelve hundred "mechanical trees" will suck carbon dioxide from the air as part of a joint effort between Arizona State University and Ireland-based Silicon Kingdom Holdings (SKH). The 1,200 carbon-cleansing metal columns, built by Silicon Kingdom to help put a stop to climate change, would allow for the cheap removal of nearly 8,000 cars' worth of CO2 emissions per year. The technology was invented by ASU's Klaus Lackner, who directs the University's Center for Negative Carbon Emissions."

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13.05.2019

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Bloomberg: Carbon-From-Air Success Rides on Federal Support

"The U.S. will need to suck carbon out of the air in large quantities to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century, and the technology will need significant, targeted federal support to meet the challenge, a new report says. The federal government should pursue a multi-pronged approach to support direct air capture technologies and ensure they reach the scale at which they’ll be needed to meet national and global climate goals."

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13.05.2019

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Rhodium Group (2019): Capturing Leadership. Policies for the US to Advance Direct Air Capture Technology

Rhodium Group (2019): Capturing Leadership. Policies for the US to Advance Direct Air Capture Technology. With assistance of John Larsen, Whitney Herndon, Mikhail Grant, Peter Marsters. Carbon180.

"This report focuses on one of these emerging carbon removal technologies: Direct Air Capture (DAC). DAC safely removes CO2 from the air using chemical filters and produces a concentrated stream of CO2 for use in products like concrete and fuels or for permanent geologic storage. Carbon180, the Linden Trust for Conservation, and the ClimateWorks Foundation asked Rhodium Group to conduct an independent analysis of the role DAC can play in supporting a decarbonized US future, its cost, and the actions required to achieve deployment at a scale that can have a global impact on reducing GHGs in the near, medium and long term."

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15.04.2019

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Clean Technica: Chevron’s Fig Leaf Part 1: Carbon Engineering Burns Natural Gas To Capture Carbon From The Air

"Recently headlines announced a $68 million dollar investment in a company that is building air-carbon capture technology. Headlines claimed it could scoop CO2 from the air we breath economically. Hyperbole, like ‘magic bullet’, was spread liberally around. The threshold number of $100 per ton of CO2 was bandied about."

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15.04.2019

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Carbon Engineering Ltd.: Carbon Engineering's Direct Air Capture technology that removes carbon dioxide from air (Video)

"Removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is no longer an option. It’s a necessity. When combined with emission control, carbon removal provides hope that we can meaningfully address the long-term impacts of climate change."

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15.04.2019

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American Institut of Physics: Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies

"To support carbon dioxide utilization and direct air capture research, to facilitate the permitting and development of carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration projects and carbon dioxide pipelines, and for other purposes."

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