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Pilot Project Sends Kelp–and Carbon–to the Seafloor

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Last January, in the waters off Cebu City in the Philippines, researchers first deployed a huge flexible ring seeded with seaweed and spanned by spokelike ropes and tubes. Every nightfall, cranks mounted on a floating platform lower the ring 25 meters below the surface to expose the seaweed to cooler, more nutrient-rich water.

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All-in-one solar-powered tower makes carbon-neutral kerosene in the field at pilot-scale

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Researchers in Europe led by a team from ETH Zurich have designed a fuel production system that uses water, CO 2 , and sunlight to produce aviation fuel. We are the first to demonstrate the entire thermochemical process chain from water and CO 2 to kerosene in a fully-integrated solar tower system.

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Airbus and major airlines partner to explore direct air carbon capture technology

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Airbus and a number of major airlines—Air Canada, Air France-KLM, easyJet, International Airlines Group, LATAM Airlines Group, Lufthansa Group and Virgin Atlantic—have signed Letters of Intent (LoI) to explore opportunities for a future supply of carbon removal credits from direct air carbon capture technology.

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UK awards £28M for 5 demonstration-phase low-carbon hydrogen production projects

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As part of a larger £90 million (US$117 million) package of awards to cut carbon emissions in industry and homes, the UK is awarding £28 million (US$36.5 million) to five demonstration phase projects for low-carbon hydrogen production. HyNet – low carbon hydrogen plant. Contract value: £3.12 million (US$4.1 Contract value: £7.48

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Climate Change is NSF Engineering Alliance’s Top Research Priority

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Since its launch in April 2021 , the Engineering Research Visioning Alliance has convened a diverse set of experts to explore three areas in which fundamental research could have the most impact: climate change; the nexus of biology and engineering; and securing critical infrastructure against hackers.

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BMW i Ventures invests in Prometheus Fuels; CO2 air-capture and conversion to carbon-neutral gasoline

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BMW i Ventures has invested in Prometheus Fuels ( earlier post ), a company removing CO 2 from the air and turning it into zero-net carbon gasoline that it will sell at gas stations, at a price that competes with fossil fuels, starting as early as this year. The separation of ethanol and other fuel products from water.

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How Engineers Can Help Protect Earth From Worsening Climate Change

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Fortunately, we still have a narrow window of opportunity to alter the Earth’s climate path, and I believe we can do it. Climate change is a global societal crisis that is causing devastating consequences. Deforestation is contributing to climate change. IoT food container tags can reduce food and water waste.