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

# Political Papers

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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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25.03.2019

# New Publications

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Fasihi, M.; et al. (2019): Techno-economic assessment of CO2 direct air capture plants

Fasihi, M.; Efimova, O.; Breyer, C. (2019): Techno-economic assessment of CO2 direct air capture plants. In: Journal of Cleaner Production. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.03.086.

"CO2 direct air capture (DAC) has been increasingly discussed as a climate change mitigation option. Despite technical advances in the past decade, there are still misconceptions about DAC's current and long-term costs as well as energy, water and area demands. This could undermine DAC's anticipated role in a neutral or negative greenhouse gas emission energy system, and influence policy makers. In this study, a literature review and techno-economic analyses of state-of-the-art DAC technologies are performed, wherein, DAC technologies are categorised as high temperature aqueous solutions (HT DAC) and low temperature solid sorbent (LT DAC) systems, from an energy system perspective."

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11.03.2019

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BHP: BHP invests US$6m in emissions reduction company, Carbon Engineering

"BHP today announced a US$6m equity investment in Carbon Engineering Ltd (CE), a Canadian-based company leading the development of Direct Air Capture, an innovative technology which has the potential to deliver large-scale negative emissions by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The investment will see BHP obtain a share of the company."

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04.03.2019

# New Publications

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Bajamundi, C.; et al. (2019): Capturing CO2 from air. Technical performance and process control improvement

Bajamundi, C.; Koponen, J.; Ruuskanen, V.; Elfving, J.; Kosonen, A.; Kauppinen, J. ; Ahola, J. (2019): Capturing CO2 from air. Technical performance and process control improvement. In: Journal of CO2 Utilization 30, S. 232–239. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcou.2019.02.002.

"Direct air capture (DAC) is a technology for collecting and concentrating carbon dioxide from ambient air. If driven with renewable power, DAC is potentially a negative CO2 emissions technology that can compensate emissions from non-point sources such as aviation, shipping and land-use change. This study presents the results of 10 days capture campaign done between May and July 2018 plus a process control improvement test."

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