Schlagwort: technologies

DrawDAO Project

DrawDAO is a community of carbon drawdown project operators, climate activists, scientists, and artists fighting climate change via the open-sourcing of carbon dioxide removal & storage (CDRS) methodologies and the pledging of funds to new and emerging CDRS projects. They are on a mission to drive awareness to, catalyze, and fund the creation of hundreds of new carbon drawdown projects. Regardless of funder status, community members will have access to tools and support to learn how to start their own carbon drawdown projects.

Project application: create a PDF document with the information outlined at the website.


Online event: Carbon to Value Initiative Year 2 Kickoff

Wed, June 8, 2022; 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT

Meet the Carbon to Value Initiative’s second cohort of carbontech startups: The Carbon to Value (C2V) Initiative is a multi-year collaboration between The Urban Future Lab (UFL), Greentown Labs, and the Fraunhofer USA TechBridge Program. This partnership is driving the creation of a thriving innovation ecosystem for the commercialization of carbontech — technologies that capture, convert and store carbon dioxide (CO₂) into valuable end products or services.


A startup in Hawaii just launched an ocean-assisted carbon removal plant


„On a remote stretch of coastline on the Big Island of Hawaii, a startup is pioneering “ocean-assisted” carbon removal—a process that can both permanently store CO2 and help reduce ocean acidification. The startup, called Heimdal, pumps saltwater into a machine that uses electricity to rearrange molecules in the water, removing acid. It can then sell the acid it removes, which ends up in the form of hydrochloric acid.“


Using Hundred-Year-Old Chemistry to Capture Carbon Directly From Air

by Julie Chao on (Newscenter Berkeley Lab)

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are working on new approaches to achieve direct air capture of carbon dioxide. Andrew Haddad, a researcher in Berkeley Lab’s Energy Technologies Area with a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry, talks about how a Nobel Prize-winning chemistry concept from more than a century ago inspired his idea for efficiently capturing CO2.


CO₂RE – the Greenhouse Gas Removal Hub

The CO2RE Greenhouse Gas Removal Hub (CO2RE) is a UKRI-funded gateway to research expertise on Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR). The programme focuses on solutions-led research into economically, socially, and environmentally scalable GGR options. To date, this is the largest GGR programme funded by the UK government. Five interdisciplinary research projects will feed into longer-term government decision-making on the most effective technologies to reduce CO2 emissions: Biochar, Enhanced rock weathering, Peatland restoration, Perennial biomass crops, Woodland creation and management.


Xprize reveals the starting field carbon removal needs

by Robert Höglund on Illuminem

„287 of the 1133 teams were eligible to compete for the prize. 60 were shortlisted for the milestone award. Xprize had published a list with info on all competitors and the author can use it to draw insights into the CDR space.“ Here is a brief summary of the competitors involved, their CDR methods and countries of origin.


Climate Restoration: The Only Future That Will Sustain the Human Race

by Peter Fiekowsky (author), with Carole Douglis; published 22 April 2022, Rivertown books, ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1953943101, 262 pp.

„As Fiekowsky explains in Climate Restoration, this will require removing a trillion tons of excess CO2 from the atmosphere. The good news is that this task, while enormous and technically challenging, is eminently feasible. Scientists and engineers have developed four major technologies for greenhouse gas removal and storage: Ocean iron fertilization; synthetic limestone manufacture; seaweed permaculture; and methane oxidation. Fiekowsky shows that these technologies are safe and practical-and, even more remarkable, that they require little if any government funding, since they can be financed largely through existing markets. For these reasons, they have enormous promise as vehicles for achieving climate restoration.“


Climeworks‘ Direct Air Capture Summit

June 30th, 2022; 1:30 PM – 5:45 PM CET

Key players collaborating and discussing carbon removal solutions help drive the scale-up the industry needs. The third edition of the summit will highlight the roles that the public and private sectors play in driving climate solutions and meeting global net-zero goals. Hybrid event: Zurich, Switzerland and Online.


Chauvy & Dubois (2022): Life cycle and techno-economic assessments of direct air capture processes: An integrated review

Remi Chauvy, Lionel Dubois IN: International Journal of Energy Research 2022; 1- 25. doi:10.1002/er.7884

„To better evaluate the status and both the environmental and economic performances of DAC technologies, the present paper provides an up-to-date literature review of the life cycle (LCA) and techno-economic (TEA) assessments in relation with DAC process chains. Technology developments, energy use and implementation characteristics are identified to improve the environmental and economic performances of DAC processes.“