New technique could make captured carbon more valuable

(Dec 15 2017) Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory have developed an efficient process for turning captured carbon dioxide into syngas, a mixture of H2 and CO that can be used to make fuels and chemicals.


Westec successfully passes key milestone with CO2 capture technology

(Dec 04 2017) The pilot-scale project has completed the initial testing phase, using independent testing at the SINTEF facility in Norway.


MIT develops method to convert carbon dioxide into useful compounds

(Dec 04 2017) MIT researchers have developed a new system that could potentially be used for converting power plant emissions of carbon dioxide into useful fuels.


Artificial photosynthesis gets big boost from new catalyst

(Dec 04 2017) Researchers have created a new catalyst that brings them one step closer to artificial photosynthesis — a system that would use renewable energy to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into stored chemical energy.


Evaluation of novel hybrid membranes

(Nov 27 2017) Academics from Japan and Australia have assessed the effectiveness of novel hybrid materials known as mixed matrix membranes.


Surrey University develops 'supercatalyst' to recycle carbon dioxide and methane

(Nov 27 2017) The University of Surrey has developed a new and cost-effective catalyst to recycle two of the main causes behind climate change - carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4).


Imperial develops new porous material for more efficient carbon capture

(Oct 30 2017) Researchers at Imperial College London have successfully produced porous boron nitride with four times better adsorption properties than before.


Breakthrough in direct activation of CO2 and CH4 into liquid fuels and chemicals

(Oct 15 2017) Researchers from the University of Liverpool have made a significant breakthrough in the direct conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) into liquid fuels and chemicals which could help industry to reduce greenhouse g...


Distinct regions confirmed in carbon capture and synthesis solvent

(Oct 10 2017) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory research looked at ionic liquid solvents.


NRL receives US patent for Carbon Capture Device

(Oct 06 2017) The Electrolytic-Cation Exchange Module (E-CEM) captures CO2 from seawater and produces synthetic fuel.


Econic Technologies partners with SCG Chemicals on polymer manufacture

(Oct 01 2017) The companies will collaborate to develop processes to manufacture novel CO2-based high molecular weight polymers using Econic’s catalyst technologies and to assess application opportunities.


Canada invests $950k in carbon capture facility

(Sep 15 2017) The investment in state-of-the-art equipment for the Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute will help the CCCI to develop and scale up capture and conversion technologies as developers move them closer to market.


CO2 Solutions looks at commercial mining project

(Sep 11 2017) CO2 Solutions will conduct a preliminary engineering study to assess the viability of applying its enzymatic carbon capture technology in a potential 32-tonne per day CO2 capture project for an undisclosed client in the mining and metals industry.


University of Kentucky receives CO2 capture grant

(Sep 10 2017) The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research has received a $300,000 grant through the Shanxi Research Institute for Clean Energy of Tsinghua University in China.


Econic Technologies develops tunable catalyst for CO2 conversion

(Aug 30 2017) The catalyst, developed by a team of British scientists, converts CO2 into polyols, a key building block in polyurethane plastics.



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Issue 59 Sept- Oct 2017

CCS in the U.S.: Bipartisan support grows for CCS incentives to drive projects .. California extends cap & trade .. Kemper the death knell for CCS? NOT. Korea and China joint CO2 capture research project .. Japan’s big steps toward CO2-free hydroge.....


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