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.


DOE invests $4.8 million in projects to advance beneficial use of CO2

(Aug 10 2017) The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has selected an additional five projects to receive $4.8 million to investigate novel uses of carbon dioxide captured from coal-fired power plants.


Swayana to introduce LanzaTech technology to South Africa

(Aug 06 2017) Swayana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with LanzaTech to collaborate on developing projects for the production of ethanol and higher value products from waste gases in the ferroalloy and titania smelting sectors.


Photo-activated catalyst grabs CO2 to make ingredients for fuel

(Jul 30 2017) Scientists have developed a light-activated material that can chemically convert carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide without generating unwanted byproducts.


New membranes help reduce CO2 emissions

(Jul 30 2017) The University of Twente and the German research centre Jülich are collaborating on developing membranes for an efficient separation of gases, to use for the production of oxygen or hydrogen.


Ancient biology meets modern ingenuity

(Jul 30 2017) The University of Queensland and LanzaTech are studying bacteria that can capture CO2.


New test campaign at Technology Centre Mongstad

(Jun 19 2017) A new test campaign named MEA-3 has started at TCM containing a number of sub-projects focusing on CO2 capture, emissions to air and model predictive controlled operations.



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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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