Carbon Dioxide Removal Technology Roadmap: Innovation Gaps and Landscape Analysis

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This Innovation Roadmap presents an overview of the current status, innovation needs, and research efforts in Mission Innovation (MI) Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) Mission member countries for three CDR approaches: direct air capture with storage, enhanced mineralization, and biomass with carbon removal and storage. The Roadmap was authored by members of the … Continue reading Carbon Dioxide Removal Technology Roadmap: Innovation Gaps and Landscape Analysis.

As Carbon Dioxide Grows More Abundant, Trees Are Growing Bigger, Study Finds

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Trees are feasting on decades of carbon dioxide emissions and growing bigger as a result, according to a new study of U.S. forests. Read more on E360


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LanzaTech makes products from carbon dioxide

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from the Department of Energy (DOE) for a project leveraging technology that uses carbon dioxide (CO2)-rich gas, such as from corn grain ethanol refining, to make chemicals and fuels. A major benefit is that the CO2 is captured before… Read more → Carbon utilization Circular economyRead the full story at Waste360. Climate technology developer and commercializer LanzaTech has been awarded $4.1M

Carbon dioxide as an air pollutant

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The abstract: In the late 1960s, New Zealand and the United States collaborated to establish a southern hemispheric carbon dioxide (CO2) monitoring station on New Zealand’s coastal cliffs.

New polymer membrane tech improves efficiency of carbon dioxide capture

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Researchers have developed a new membrane technology that allows for more efficient removal of carbon dioxide from mixed gases, such as emissions from power plants. Carbon capture PublicationsRead the full story from North Carolina State University.

Removing Carbon Dioxide Through Ocean Fertilization: Legal Challenges and Opportunities

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Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) will be needed, alongside deep emissions cuts, to achieve global temperature goals. o C or 2 o c, in line with the Paris Agreement, global carbon dioxide emissions must reach net-zero between 2050 and the early 2070s. By Korey Silverman-Roati.

FRESH, October 4, 2022: Carbon Dioxide Storage and Transport Emerges as Political Flashpoint

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Indiana regulates the underground storage of carbon dioxide. In central Illinois , residents are reluctant to make way for an underground carbon dioxide pipeline. If carbon emissions continue to rise until the middle of the century, this figure climbs to $2.2

Physics-informed deep learning to assess carbon dioxide storage sites

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Pumping carbon dioxide underground may help combat the warming of the atmosphere but finding appropriate underground sites that could safely serve as reservoirs can be complicated. To address this complexity, a Penn State-led research team combined an artificial intelligence technique with an understanding of physics to develop… Read more → Carbon capture PublicationsRead the full story from Penn State University.

Sprinkling basalt over soil could remove huge amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere

Physics World

Sprinkling powered basalt over natural ecosystems would remove vast amounts of carbon dioxide from the Earth’s atmosphere while also improving soils. billion tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, where roughly half was stored in the biomass.

New Study Says World Must Cut Short-Lived Climate Pollutants as Well as Carbon Dioxide to Meet Paris Agreement Goals

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The study found that limiting warming in coming decades as well as longer term requires policies that focus not only on reducing emissions of carbon dioxide, but also of “short-lived climate pollutants”—greenhouse gases including methane and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)—along with black carbon, or soot.

JWST found carbon dioxide in an exoplanet atmosphere – and a mystery

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The James Webb Space Telescope has made the first clear detection of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of a distant world, and there is also an unexpected bump in the data

Webb Telescope Finds Carbon Dioxide on a Distant Exoplanet

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The result offers a sneak peek at the observatory’s transformative potential for studying worlds beyond the solar system. Space & Physics Planetary Science

The unconventional scientist who predicted that rising carbon dioxide levels would change the climate

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In fact, in 1938 Sir George Simpson, a leading meteorologist, dismissed the link between rising carbon-dioxide (CO 2 ) concentration and temperature as “ rather a coincidence ”. Callendar’s 1938 paper “The artificial production of carbon dioxide and its influence on temperature” ( Q.

Carbon dioxide chiller provides ample cold for dairy and replaces propane heat for hot water

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a manufacturer and supplier of chillers for the industrial and beverage processing market, developed the idea of a CO2 chiller that brought big dividends to a California … Continue reading Carbon dioxide chiller provides ample cold for dairy and replaces propane heat for hot water. Read the full story at Food Engineering. With the approaching HFC phasedown, the demand for environmentally friendly cooling systems is driving chiller manufacturers to innovate.

Efficient carbon dioxide reduction under visible light with a novel, inexpensive catalyst

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Made from abundant elements and requiring no complex post-synthesis treatment or modifications, this promising photocatalyst could pave the way for a new class of … Continue reading Efficient carbon dioxide reduction under visible light with a novel, inexpensive catalyst. Carbon utilization Chemical manufacturing PublicationsRead the full story from the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

New report expects global emissions of carbon dioxide to rebound to pre-pandemic high this year

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As world leaders and diplomats wrap up the climate negotiations in Scotland in the coming days they will be confronted by new data showing that global carbon dioxide emissions are expected to rise sharply this year, possibly tying the all-time high reached before the Covid-19 pandemic. Read the full story at Inside Climate News.

Geologists say Midwest rock formations could store carbon dioxide for ‘eons’

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Two proposals for carbon pipelines throughout the Midwest would pipe carbon dioxide from dozens of ethanol plants to rock formations in North Dakota and Illinois where the CO2 would be buried deep underground. Rock formations like the Mount Simon Sandstone offer the ability to bury the carbon for “eons… Read more → Carbon managementRead the full story from KCUR.

The infrastructure bill could boost the industry removing carbon dioxide from the air

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To get climate change under control, the scientists say humans must not only stop putting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, we also have to take the extraordinary step of actually removing CO2 that’s already there. … Read more → Carbon captureRead the full story at KNAU.

UD and LSU collaborate to advance manufacturing technologies that employ carbon dioxide and renewable energy

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A more sustainable option gaining steam is the use of electrolyzers, devices that instead use electricity to convert raw materials like carbon dioxide (CO2) into useful molecules for chemicals and products. One… Read more → Carbon utilization Chemical manufacturing EnergyRead the full story from the University of Delaware. Traditional chemical manufacturing relies on non-renewable fossil energy sources for power and raw materials.

Research program will grow algae to feed livestock using captured carbon dioxide at CWLP

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Springfield is set to become the home of the world’s largest carbon capture research program at City Water Light and Power (CWLP). The $67 million project is in partnership with the University of Illinois, and researchers will work to prove that carbon dioxide released by CWLP can be captured,… Read more → Carbon utilization Illinois Prairie Research InstituteRead the full story from News Channel 20.

Carbon dioxide sensors in two urban areas registered big drop in emissions during COVID-19 pandemic

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Carbon dioxide emissions in Los Angeles and the Washington DC/Baltimore regions fell roughly 33 percent in April of 2020 compared with previous years, as roads emptied and economic activity slowed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study. Read the full story from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere reach record high


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Understanding blue carbon

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Blue carbon refers to carbon dioxide that is absorbed from the atmosphere and stored in the ocean. The vast majority of blue carbon is carbon dioxide that has dissolved directly into the ocean. Carbon dioxide removal

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Pipeline protests

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Carbon dioxide removal IllinoisRead the full story in the Illinois Times.

Removing Carbon Dioxide Through Seaweed Cultivation: Legal Challenges and Opportunities

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The Sabin Center today released the second in a series of white papers discussing legal issues associated with different ocean-based carbon dioxide removal techniques. The first paper in the series discussed ocean alkalinity enhancement for carbon dioxide removal.

Can these rocks help rein in climate change?

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Spreading olivine on beaches could accelerate ocean uptake of carbon dioxide and potentially limit climate change. Carbon dioxide removal ClimateRead the full story at Eos. The concept and execution still face some scrutiny from scientists.

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Removing Carbon Dioxide Through Artificial Upwelling and Downwelling: Legal Challenges and Opportunities

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According to the IPCC, to achieve net zero emissions, carbon dioxide removal (CDR) will be needed to “counter-balance hard to abate residual emissions” from sectors like agriculture, shipping, and aviation. By Romany M.

Parts of the Amazon go from absorbing carbon dioxide to emitting it

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Read the full story in the New York Times. A new study analyzing hundreds of aerial readings of emissions above the forest canopy found that forest regions in the southeast were most affected. Read more → Climate change Natural resources Publications

Researchers evaluate SURF extremophiles in effort to trap carbon dioxide deep underground

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South Dakota Mines researchers study microbial acceleration of carbon mineralization with extremophiles found at SURF. Read more → Carbon captureRead the full story from the Stanford Underground Research Facility.

How Rootworms Sniff Carbon Dioxide to Devastate Corn Crops

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Scientists silenced CO2-sensing genes to determine how the destructive pests find their food. -- Read more on Advances Biology Animals

New Amendment to Louisiana’s Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide Act Creates Expropriation Rights to Prohibit Drilling through Carbon Capture Storage Reservoirs in Caldwell Parish

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In response to various pressures on the energy industry to reduce the environmental impact associated with excess carbon dioxide emissions, many energy companies are investigating carbon capture and sequestration projects as a means of reducing their carbon emissions.

How not to solve the climate change problem

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by Kevin Trenberth, University of Auckland When politicians talk about reaching “net zero” emissions, they’re often counting on trees or technology that can pull carbon dioxide out of the air. Carbon dioxide removal Climate

Among Big Ag facilities, ADM’s Decatur plant emits most carbon dioxide, EPA data shows

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Four of the five largest industrial agricultural facilities that have released the most carbon emissions in the past decade belong to Archer Daniels Midland, one of the world’s largest food processing and commodity trading companies. Read the full story at the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting.

The great carbon-capture debate

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Are Iowa’s proposed carbon dioxide pipelines a legitimate piece in the climate solution puzzle, or just a windfall for agribusiness? Carbon dioxide removalRead the full story at FERN.

NSF, DOE grants fund UIC research to decarbonize cement manufacturing

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Chemical engineers at the University of Illinois Chicago are investigating new methods to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from cement manufacturing. Cement is one of the most widely used building materials, but its production is responsible for up to 8% of global emissions from carbon dioxide, … Continue reading NSF, DOE grants fund UIC research to decarbonize cement manufacturing. Carbon dioxide removal Illinois Manufacturing Research

Removing Carbon Dioxide Through Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement: Legal Challenges and Opportunities

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Ocean alkalinity enhancement (OAE) is one of several proposed techniques for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it in the oceans. OAE seeks to counteract ocean acidification, while also increasing carbon storage in the oceans. By Romany M.

Scientists strive for negative emissions

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Human activity adds more than 50 gigatons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere each year. New Solid Carbon technology might be able to lock climate-warming carbon dioxide below ocean bedrock. That means the Solid Carbon technology could be used at sea anywhere.

Industrial Decarbonization Roadmap

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Carbon dioxide removal Chemical manufacturing Food and beverage manufacturing Manufacturing Metal fabricating Publications

Midwest forests lost 8,000 years of stored carbon in just 150 years – new animated maps track the changes, revealing lessons for climate projects today

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Booking a rental car online recently, I was asked to check a box to plant a tree to offset my car’s anticipated carbon dioxide emissions. Carbon dioxide removal Climate Maps

Across the Midwest, an ‘unlikely alliance’ forms to stop carbon pipelines

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Farmers, tribes, and environmentalists have rallied against the potential use of eminent domain to build the Midwest Carbon Express. Carbon dioxide removalRead the full story at Grist.

Finding your match in the carbon economy

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The Department of Energy’s new Carbon Matchmaker tool is an important resource to jumpstart the burgeoning carbon economy. The interactive map acts as a coordination tool, helping carbon dioxide capturers, users, removers and storers find each other. The map helps visualize the current supply chain for carbon across a region and allows … Continue reading Finding your match in the carbon economy. Read the full story at GreenBiz.

Eco-Friendly Process To Convert Carbon Dioxide Back Into Fuel Offers Way To Close The Carbon Loop

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By Jennifer Matthews, Penn State News A new, environmentally friendly, single-step process has been developed to convert carbon dioxide into higher hydrocarbons using plasma, according to scientists and engineers. We need to do something to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Can carbon capture systems make incinerators a net-zero solution? European operators aim to find out.

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Carbon dioxide removal Climate EuropeRead the full story at Waste Dive. Climate goals are inspiring European operators to explore new technologies for their emissions, yet the environmental and financial outcomes remain to be seen.

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