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Tag: Carbon Dioxide

PNNLgov: Carbon Dioxide Tucked into Basalt Converts to Rock

Researchers at The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have successfully tested a new way to store carbon dioxide. They pumped 1,000 tons of carbon dioxide down into volcanic rock in the state of Washington. Now two years later, the drilling samples show that the carbon dioxide has turned into solid stone. Check out this article Carbon …

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Nano-spike catalysts convert carbon dioxide directly into ethanol

In a new twist to waste-to-fuel technology, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into ethanol. Their finding, which involves nanofabrication and catalysis science, was serendipitous.  

Harvard University: Mara Prentiss, “Energy Revolution”

We can launch an energy revolution that drastically decreases CO2 emission and other deleterious consequences associated with fossil fuel burning. Energy extraction can be cut by more than 50% by converting fossil fuel burning engines to electric motors and replacing fossil fuel burning power plants with renewable sources. In addition, energy efficient systems and improvements …

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TED: This country isn’t just carbon neutral — it’s carbon negative | Tshering Tobgay

Deep in the Himalayas, on the border between China and India, lies the Kingdom of Bhutan, which has pledged to remain carbon neutral for all time. In this illuminating talk, Bhutan’s Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay shares his country’s mission to put happiness before economic growth and set a world standard for environmental preservation.  

Colombia University: Klaus Lackner Takes Step Toward Workable Carbon Capture Technology

Klaus Lackner’s approach to slowing global warming is to clean up the atmosphere literally. In his lab at Columbia’s Engineering School, Lackner is working on technology to scrub carbon dioxide from the air, reducing levels of the harmful greenhouse gas that plays a major role in the increase of the Earth’s temperature. ?We need ways …

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CarbonEngineering: Industrial-scale capture of CO2 from ambient air

This video explains the rationale and motivation behind direct capture of CO2 from the atmosphere (air capture), the air capture process itself, and what Carbon Engineering is doing to commercialize air capture in today’s economy.    

XPRIZE: $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE XPRIZE

A $20 Million global competition to develop breakthrough technologies that will convert CO₂ emissions from power plants and industrial facilities into valuable products like building materials, alternative fuels and other items that we use every day.  

Harvard University: Presidential Panel on Climate Change

Experts from the worlds of science, government, economics, business, and history gather in Sanders Theatre for a wide-ranging panel discussion on how society in general and universities in particular can best confront the perils posed by climate change. Monday, April 13, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in Sanders Theatre Moderator: Charlie Rose Host and Executive Producer, …

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NASA: 2014 Warmest Year On Record

The year 2014 now ranks as the warmest on record since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA scientists. Nine of the 10 warmest years since modern records began have now occurred since 2000, according to a global temperature analysis by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. 2014’s record-breaking warmth …

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Public Domain TV: New Formula for cleaner & cheaper Diesel Fuel

Diesel — we know it best as the fuel that does the heavy lifting. Typically, diesel fuel is made from crude oil, but scientists can make high-grade diesel from coal, natural gas, plants or even agricultural waste, using a process called Fischer–Tropsch, or “FT.” Just about any carbon source is an option. FT Diesel is …

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NASA: A Year in the Life of Earth’s CO2

An ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe. Plumes of carbon dioxide in the simulation swirl and shift as winds disperse the greenhouse gas away from its sources. The simulation also illustrates differences in carbon dioxide levels in the northern …

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Rice University: Carbon-capture breakthrough

Rice University scientists invent a porous material to capture carbon dioxide at natural gas wellheads. The recyclable material absorbs 82 percent of its weight in carbon dioxide and releases it as gas when the wellhead pressure is relieved.  

Aalto University: Researchers convert CO2 into a valuable resource

Researchers have opened a pilot plant that converts carbon dioxide and slag, the by-product of steel manufacturing, into a valuable mineral product. The product, Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC), is used in e.g. plastics, papers, rubbers and paints. The innovative plant represents the next stage prior commercialization of a new process that consumes carbon dioxide in …

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World Economic Forum: Philippines 2014 | Climate Smart Growth

How can government and business leaders prepare for a climate-resilient future? Dimensions to be addressed: – Capturing the opportunities for energy decarbonization – Catalysing climate-resilient investment: making it happen – Promoting liveable cities for future competitiveness Yolanda Kakabadse, President, WWF International, Switzerland; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on East Asia Dong Kwan Kim, Managing …

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AMNH: Science Bulletins: Keeling’s Curve | The Story of CO2

As the leading greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide is one of the atmosphere’s most closely watched ingredients. The scrutiny began in 1958, when a young geochemist named Charles Keeling began regularly measuring CO2 atop a massive Hawaiian volcano—and discovered some intriguing patterns. Science Bulletins is a production of the National Center for Science Literacy, Education, and …

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University of Colorado Boulder: Recycle CO2 into a Fuel using Sunlight

Design organic photocatalyst to chemically recycle carbon dioxide (CO2) into a liquid fuel (methanol) using sunlight to power our future!  

Andreas Andersson: Acidifying the Ocean – Assessing Impacts on Coral Reefs

Ocean acidification, the well-documented increase in ocean acidity resulting from increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide, poses threats to ocean ecosystems that are not yet fully understood. Join ocean chemist Andreas Andersson as he explains the basics of ocean acidification and how his research is allowing him to monitor the function and health of coral reef systems …

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SLAC Public Lecture: Daniel Friebel | A Blueprint for New Fuel Cell Catalysts

  Lecture Date: Tuesday, March 26th. Daniel Friebel, a SLAC associate staff scientist who studies chemical processes involving catalysts, delivered the March 26 SLAC Public Lecture, “A Blueprint for New Fuel Cell Catalysts.” Friebel’s talk details how X-ray research at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, coupled with sophisticated computations at SLAC’s SUNCAT Center for Interface …

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CO2 absorbing lamps

French biochemist Pierre Calleja and his team has built a “lamp” by using algae to absorb 150 times more carbon dioxide than a regular tree. The algae in the lamp absorbs CO2 and convert as much CO2 in a year as a regular tree does throughout its lifetime. These lamps are composed of a tube containing algae, …

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