26.07.2021

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Newsletter of Week 30 of 2021

The newsletter of calendar week 30 of 2021 is now available here.


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26.07.2021

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Energy.gov: DOE Announces Intent to Fund Direct Air Capture FEED Studies

"Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM), in collaboration with the Office of Nuclear Energy and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Geothermal Technology Office, issued a notice of intent (NOI) for a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) expected to support front-end engineering design (FEED) studies of direct air capture (DAC) combined with dedicated storage and coupled to existing low-carbon energy."

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26.07.2021

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Derevschikov, Vladimir S.; et al. (2021): Operating limits and features of direct air capture on K2CO3/ZrO2 composite sorbent

Derevschikov, Vladimir S.; Veselovskaya, Janna V.; Shalygin, Anton S.; A.Yatsenko, Dmitry; Sheshkovas, Andrey Z.; Martyanov, Oleg N. (2021): Operating limits and features of direct air capture on K2CO3/ZrO2 composite sorbent. In Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering. DOI: 10.1016/j.cjche.2021.07.005.

"In the present study, we examinedand revealed the influence of the temperature swing adsorption (TSA) cycle conditions on the CO2 sorption properties of a novel aerogel-based K2CO3/ZrO2 sorbent in a DAC process."

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26.07.2021

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Rinberg, Anatoly; et al. (2021): Alkalinity Concentration Swing for Direct Air Capture of Carbon Dioxide

Rinberg, Anatoly; Bergman, Andrew Michael; Schrag, Daniel P.; Aziz, Michael J. (2021): Alkalinity Concentration Swing for Direct Air Capture of Carbon Dioxide. In Chemsuschem. DOI: 10.1002/cssc.202100786.

"We describe a new process — the Alkalinity Concentration Swing (ACS) — for direct air capture of carbon dioxide driven by concentrating an alkaline solution that has been exposed to the atmosphere and loaded with dissolved inorganic carbon."

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26.07.2021

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Andresen, Jule (2021): Direct Air Capture: The Upscaling of Sustainable Technologies

Andresen, Jule (2021): Direct Air Capture: The Upscaling of Sustainable Technologies. Student thesis. University of Twente. Available online at http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/87713.

"This thesis aims to detect and examine factors that promote the upscaling of direct air capture (DAC) from the vantage point of Strategic Niche Management (SNM)."

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26.07.2021

# Calls & events

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Call for Proposals: Request for proposals: direct air capture and environmental and climate justice (climateworks)

Deadline: 17. August 2021

"[W]e are looking to expand our partnership with organizations and people who are working on CDR solutions with an eye towards advancing racial, environmental, and climate justice in communities across the U.S. and globally."

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26.07.2021

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Request for Proposals: Ocean-Based Carbon Dioxide Removal Analogues (Ocean Visions)

Deadline: 11. August 2021

"The ClimateWorks Foundation supports research grants to help close key knowledge gaps to advance ocean-based carbon dioxide removal (CDR), and to catalyze public and philanthropic interest in this field of research."

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26.07.2021

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Black & Veatch: Black & Veatch Awarded Federal Funding to Advance Direct Air Capture Technology

"The global engineering leader will develop an initial engineering design of a DAC system that aims to capture 100,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the atmosphere per year – currently, no existing DAC system has this level of capacity."

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26.07.2021

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Innovative Genomics Institute: IGI Launches New Research in Net-Zero Farming & Carbon Capture

"Together, these projects aim to realize a vision of a net-zero farm that maintains food security with reduced input from farmers and greenhouse gas emissions, and use farming to capture and store more carbon from the atmosphere."

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26.07.2021

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The Guardian: ‘A shocking failure’: Chevron criticised for missing carbon capture target at WA gas project

"The Western Australian environment minister is seeking an explanation after the energy company fell short of its five-year target."

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