13.10.2017

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Business Green: Climeworks flicks switch on 'world first' atmosperic carbon capture plant

"Iceland site hailed as the first ever facility to remove carbon dioxide straight from the air and store it underground"

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13.10.2017

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MIT Technology Review: Can Sucking CO2 Out of the Atmosphere Really Work?

"A Columbia scientist and his startup think they have a plan to save the world. Now they have to convince the rest of us."

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03.10.2017

# Political Papers

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New Carbon Economy Consortium (2017): Building Research Programs to Support 21st Century Economic Opportunity

New Carbon Economy Consortium (2017): Building Research Programs to Support 21st Century Economic Opportunity. Arizona State University. Tempe.

"Now is the time to map paths to the breakthrough research programs and forward-looking university-business partnerships that will serve as the hubs for this new carbon economy. This is an economy in which low-carbon industry and primary energy production are joined by industrial centers, agricultural regions and food-producing ecosystems that turn excess CO2 into consumer goods, fuels, building materials and fertile soil. With deliberate but ambitious planning, the United States and collaborators in other countries can develop the knowledge, technologies and human capital to catalyze the new carbon economy by 2040."

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03.10.2017

# New Publications

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Hanak, Dawid P.; et al. (2017): High-efficiency negative-carbon emission power generation from integrated solid-oxide fuel cell and calciner

Hanak, Dawid P.; Jenkins, Barrie G.; Kruger, Tim; Manovic, Vasilije (2017): High-efficiency negative-carbon emission power generation from integrated solid-oxide fuel cell and calciner. In Applied Energy 205, pp. 1189–1201. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.08.090.

"This study assessed the techno-economic feasibility of a process for simultaneous power generation and CO2 removal from the air using solid sorbents. The process uses a solid-oxide fuel cell to convert the chemical energy of fuel to electricity and high-grade heat, the latter of which can be utilised to calcine a carbonate material that, in turn, can remove CO2 from the air."

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06.09.2017

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Bloomberg Businessweek: The Climate Engineers Sucking CO₂ From the Atmosphere—and Making Money Doing It

"Chris Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher turned a college project into a world-changing machine."

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24.08.2017

# New Publications

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Psarras, Peter; et al. (2017): Slicing the pie. How big could carbon dioxide removal be?

Psarras, Peter; Krutka, Holly; Fajardy, Mathilde; Zhang, Zhiqu; Liguori, Simona; Dowell, Niall Mac; Wilcox, Jennifer (2017): Slicing the pie. How big could carbon dioxide removal be? In WIREs Energy Environ 6 (5), e253. DOI: 10.1002/wene.253.

"The primary direct removal methods discussed in this review include land management and mineral carbonation in addition to bioenergy and direct air capture with carbon capture and reliable storage. These methods are discussed in detail, and their potential for CO2 removal is assessed."

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22.08.2017

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Marcucci, Adriana; et al. (2017): The road to achieving the long-term Paris targets. Energy transition and the role of direct air capture

Marcucci, Adriana; Kypreos, Socrates; Panos, Evangelos (2017): The road to achieving the long-term Paris targets. Energy transition and the role of direct air capture. In Climatic Change 45 (Part A), p. 1047. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-017-2051-8

"n this paper, we quantify the energy transition and economic consequences of the long-term targets from the Paris agreement, with a particular focus on the targets of limiting global warming by the end of the century to 2 and 1.5 °C. The study assumes early actions and quantifies the market penetration of low carbon technologies, the emission pathways and the economic costs for an efficient reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions such that the temperature limit is not exceeded. We evaluate the potential role of direct air capture (DAC) and its impact on policy costs and energy consumption."

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22.07.2017

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Global News Wire: Climeworks Wins First Helena Prize

"Helena, a global NGO and think tank, and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), one of the world’s leading management consultancies, announced today that Zurich-based firm Climeworks has been named the first recipient of The Helena Prize, a worldwide award designed to spur and support young entrepreneurs fighting climate change. Climeworks is the first company to develop and install a commercial plant to capture carbon dioxide from the air."

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20.07.2017

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Ensia: To avoid climate catastrophe, we’ll need to remove CO2 from the air. Here’s how

"With sufficient investment and strategic deployment, carbon dioxide removal and storage can play a key role in keeping global warming to a level we can live with."

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26.05.2017

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Carbon A List: What is Direct Air Capture? (part 1)

"Next week, a Swiss company called Climeworks is holding an opening ceremony for their first of a kind plant that will pull 900 tons of carbon dioxide from the air per year and feed it to a neighboring greenhouse. While there are a handful of commercial and academic efforts building systems to extract carbon dioxide from air, Climeworks is the first company to deliver their product to a paying customer. They are also one of the finalists for the Virgin Earth Challenge; a $25 million award going to any solution or approach that can permanently remove one billion tons of carbon dioxide from circulation in a year."

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