Caltech scientists speed up carbon sequestration process by 500 times

Posted on Thursday, July 20th, 2017 by

Carbon sequestration, or removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it long-term, could help us fight climate change. It’s a complex chemical reaction, but a team of six scientists led by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) just made a breakthrough in speeding up a slow part of the reaction. They were inspired by oceans, which naturally absorb carbon dioxide. Study […]

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Swiss Company Aims to Build Commercial Scale Direct Air Carbon Capture Plant

Posted on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 by

The ETH spin-off company Climeworks AG has announced plans to construct and operate an industrial scale CO2 capture plant to be operational by mid-2016. The Oct. 21 announcement said the plant in Hinwil (Canton of Zurich, Switzerland) “has the capacity to capture 900 tons of CO2 from the atmosphere per year.” For comparison, The […]

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Go Inside an Industrial Plant That Sucks Carbon Dioxide Straight Out of the Air

Posted on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 by

Carbon dioxide emissions must decrease to nearly zero by 2040 if global warming by the end of this century is to be held to 2 °C. But we may well miss that target. A pilot plant started up last fall at Squamish, British Columbia, is testing a backup plan: sucking carbon dioxide directly out of […]

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World’s first commercial carbon-sucking plant goes live in Zurich

Posted on Thursday, June 1st, 2017 by

Carbon capture is essential to the fight against climate change and keeping temperatures below a two-degree-Celsius increase, according to Swiss-based Climeworks. For a few years now they’ve been working on technology to suck carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air and sell it to agriculture or energy industries for reuse. And now they’ve finally switched on […]

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Canadian firm builds giant ‘scrubber’ to pull CO2 from the air

Posted on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 by

A rendering of Carbon Engineering’s system. The process allows the company to pull carbon from the air. It can then be used to synthesize fuel or be stored. PHOTO: Carbon Engineering CALGARY—Nestled beneath the scattered peaks overlooking Squamish B.C., a stone’s throw from the shore of the calm Pacific inlet known as Howe Sound, […]

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Scientists seek carbon capture holy grail in rugged mountains of Oman

Posted on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 by

The geologists are looking at a unique rock formation in the al-Hajjar Mountains, one of the few areas on Earth where the mantle is exposed. WADI ABDAH, Oman—Deep in the jagged red mountains of Oman, geologists are drilling in search of the holy grail of reversing climate change: an efficient and cheap way to remove […]

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A Boon for Soil, and for the Environment

Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 by

By Beth Gardiner May17, 2016 When Gabe Brown and his wife bought their farm near Bismarck, North Dakota, from her parents in 1991, testing found the soil badly depleted, its carbon down to just a quarter of levels once considered natural in the area. Today the Brown farm and ranch is home to a diverse […]

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Carbon Farmers of Australia

Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 by

The Principals of Carbon Farmers of Australia have been pioneers in the farm-based offsets industry. Experience counts. Carbon Farmers of Australia is one of the only Regionally based Carbon Trading Advisors and have 20 years of farming experience in the Central West of NSW. They understand farmers. The Principals of Carbon Farmers of […]

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Carbon Farming in Vermont

Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 by

June 28, 2016 Rachel Fussell Sitting in the 100-year old Farm Barn at Shelburne Farms during a two-day course on Carbon Farming with Eric Toensmeier, I couldn’t help but ponder how simple life’s decisions must have been for the folks who lived and tended this barn back then. The questions that we as individuals and […]

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Reinventing Farming in a World Fighting Climate Change

Posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 by

Who would have thought that if a farmer planted more trees on cropland that the end result would be enhancing our fight against climate change. Or that by new methods of tillage more carbon could be sequestered in soil. Or that by not draining ponds and low wetlands on farm property, the net benefit […]

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