Month: January 2022

Webinar: Direct Air Capture in the United States

Tue, February 15, 2022; 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CET

This webinar, hosted by the Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy, will present developments related to a design and feasibility study for the first commercial direct air carbon capture and storage system in the United States, Illinois. Moderator: Wil Burns, Environmental Policy and Culture Program at Northwestern University; Panelist: Kevin C. OBrien, Director, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center & Director, Illinois State Water Survey University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.


Postdoctoral position

Evaluation will begin on February 18, 2022 and continues until the position is filled.

The University of Calgary Climate Solutions Group seeks a postdoctoral researcher to join their transdisciplinary research and development team focused on large-scale carbon dioxide removal. The successful candidate will lead the team’s efforts to verify the principle and technical elements of the proposed PEACH Direct Air Capture device at the lab scale and then develop and assess models for determining life cycle impacts and costs of scaled terrestrial and marine systems.


Stackable artificial leaf uses less power than lightbulb to capture 100 times more carbon than other systems

source University of Illinois Chicago at Science

“Engineers built a cost-effective artificial leaf that can capture carbon dioxide at rates 100 times better than current systems. Unlike other carbon capture systems, which work in labs with pure carbon dioxide from pressurized tanks, this artificial leaf captures carbon dioxide from the air or flue gas and is modular.”


Li et al. (2022): Measuring the Efficiency of Energy and Carbon Emissions: A Review of Definitions, Models, and Input-Output Variables

Shuangjie Li, Wei Wang, Hongyu Diao, Liming Wang IN: Energies 2022, 15, 962.

Relevant literature in this field, published between 2006 and 2021, has been systematically analyzed. This review found that the current definitions of total-factor energy efficiency and total-factor carbon emissions efficiency are confusing and misleading. Furthermore, future research
on energy saving and carbon emissions reduction should incorporate subject areas such as economics, energy, and ecology.


He et al. (2022): Mixed Polyamines Promotes CO2 Adsorption from Air

Zhijun He, Yaozu Wang, Yihe Miao, Heying Wang, Xuancan Zhu, Jia Li IN: Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 107239,

In this work, the “mixed-polyamines” concept was adopted to prepare class 1 adsorbents by impregnating both tetraethylenepentamine (TEPA) and diethanolamine (DEA) into the mesoporous SBA-15. The synergy of TEPA and DEA influences the reaction mechanism between CO2 and amines sites, resulting in higher amine efficiency and lower regeneration temperature.


IEAGHG Technical Report: Criteria for Depleted Reservoirs to be Developed for CO2 Storage

by Samantha Neades (IEAGHG)

The long-term, secure storage of CO2 depends on injection and retention within well characterised geological reservoirs, such as saline aquifers or depleted oil and gas fields. The potential CO2 storage capacity in saline formations is well understood, and the objective of this IEAGHG study was to specifically focus on a set of storage conditions that apply to depleted hydrocarbon fields.


Opinion: Offshore wind farms could help capture carbon from air and store it long-term – using energy that would otherwise go to waste

by David Goldberg in “The Conversation”

As a marine geophysicist, David Goldberg mentions in this article the potential for pairing wind turbines with technology that captures carbon dioxide directly from the air and stores it in natural reservoirs under the ocean: built together, these technologies could reduce the energy costs of carbon capture and minimize the need for onshore pipelines, reducing impacts on the environment.


Research Center Manager, University of Sheffield

Deadline: 2nd February 2022

The University of Sheffield, Faculty of Science – School of Biosciences, is seeking a Research Centre Manager, with proven project management skills to develop and implement two research programmes investigating all aspects of an agriculture-based carbon drawdown technique for mitigating climate change called enhanced rock weathering.