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U.S. Department of Energy Announces $30 Million to Remove Carbon Dioxide from the Air and Oceans and Convert it to Valuable Products

on energy.gov

„The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) announced today up to $30 million in funding for research and development (R&D) projects to advance carbon dioxide removal (CDR) approaches that will reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution by capturing it directly from both the atmosphere and oceans and converting it into valuable products such as fuels and chemicals. Direct air and ocean capture of CO2, with permanent storage of the captured CO2 in geological formations or converted to value-added products, has a critical role in helping the United States achieve the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.“

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Here are the climate policies Microsoft will advocate for

by Brian Kahn, Qualcomm on protocol.com

„The company published two briefs — one on carbon and one on electricity — that include specific types of policies it will support in the U.S. and around the world. The briefs will offer a measuring stick to determine if Microsoft is living up to its ideals.[…] Microsoft laid out the need to pull 10 billion tons of carbon from the sky per year.“

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New mapping tool to support the search for high-quality nature-based carbon credits

by National University of Singapore on Phys.org

An interactive mapping software that will support the prospecting, development and management of nature-based carbon credit projects worldwide was launched on Sept. 22 at the World Economic Forum—Champions for Nature event in New York during Climate Week NYC 2022. The open-access platform (http://carbonprospecting.org), dubbed the Carbon Prospecting Dashboard, was jointly developed by the Center for Nature-based Climate Solutions (CNCS), a research center under the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Science, and ST Engineering’s satellite data and geospatial analytics business, ST Engineering Geo-Insights.

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Rio Tinto joins hands with Shougang to support decarbonization

by Zheng Xin on chinadaily.com.cn

„Global metals and mining giant Rio Tinto Group said on Thursday that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Shougang Group, one of the world’s top 10 steel producers, to jointly promote research, design and implementation of low-carbon solutions for the steel value chain. The agreement’s focus areas include low-carbon sintering technology, blast furnace and basic oxygen furnace optimization, and carbon capture and utilization, it said.“

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Quantifying delivered carbon removal as a buyer of early technologies

Joanna Klitzke, Zeke Hausfather, Nan Ransohoff on frontierclimate.com

This article first describes the challenges and uncertainties the authors face as an early buyer in quantifying carbon removal deliveries in a nascent field. The authors then suggest a framework to make it actionable for buyers–including Frontier itself. The hope is that this helps buyers more confidently make purchasing decisions from a range of carbon removal pathways–particularly from promising early solutions that are harder to quantify.

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There’s a New Race to Develop Bite-Sized Carbon Capture Tech

by Shoko Oda on Bloomberg.com

„Mitsubishi Heavy is making compact devices that suck carbon dioxide from the emissions of small polluters before they reach the atmosphere. […] Companies like Mitsubishi Heavy and Carbon Clean are racing to develop capture, storage and utilization technology, known as CCS or CCUS, as industry and countries accelerate efforts to cut emissions and meet midcentury climate targets. The Japanese government estimates the market for the sequestering, transporting and storing CO₂ will expand to nearly $70 billion a year by 2050.“  

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New law helps U.S. firm launch Wyoming direct air carbon capture project

by Reuters on nbcnews.com

„A Los Angeles-based company kicked off on Thursday what it said will be the first large-scale direct air capture (DAC) project to capture and store 5 million tons of carbon dioxide per year by 2030, benefiting from new U.S. government incentives. […] CarbonCapture, founded by technology entrepreneur Bill Gross, announced the start of Project Bison in Wyoming with Frontier Carbon Solutions, marking a milestone as government and private investment pours into the nascent DAC climate technology. […] The passage in August of new law by Congress accelerated the launch of Project Bison by a couple months, giving CarbonCapture and the DAC industry the financial support and long-term certainty needed to scale up the technology, CarbonCapture CEO Adrian Corless told Reuters.“

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Norway’s future CO2 cemetery takes shape

by Alexiane Lerouge on Phys.org

„On the shores of an island off Norway’s North Sea coast, engineers are building a burial ground for unwanted greenhouse gas. The future terminal is to pump tonnes of liquefied carbon dioxide captured from the top of factory chimneys across Europe into cavities deep below the seabed. The project in the western municipality of Oygarden aims to prevent the gas from entering the atmosphere and contributing to global warming.“

Regarding to „Pilot carbon capture plant helping pave the way to a climate-neutral Europe“ (see below)

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