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(Posted 01/02/17; Last Update: 03/06/18)
Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS)

Wikipedia: Carbon capture and storage
International Energy Agency (IEA): Carbon Capture and Storage
U.S. Department of Energy: Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage; Carbon Capture and Storage and CO2 Utilization.
U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Earth Systems Research Laboratory: Trends in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide
U.S. Environmenatal Protection Agency (EPA): Carbon Dioxide Capture and Sequestration
American Institute of Chemical Engineers: What is CCUS?
European Commission: Strategic Energy Technologies Information Systems (SETIS): CCUS
CO2Chem - Carbon Dioxide Utilization Network: Carbon Capture and Utilisation in the green economy
GreenFacts: CO2 Capture and Storage
Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC): All IPCC assessment reports are available online at

AMETSOC FORUM, 2011: Curry, J. A.; Webster, P. J. Climate Science and the Uncertainty Monster Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc. 2011, 175, 1667-1682.
NYT 01-06-2013: Pulling Carbon Dioxide Out of Thin Air (PDF)
MIT Review 10-07-2014: Can Sucking CO2 Out of the Atmosphere Really Work? (PDF)
TIME Magazine 12-01-2016: We Must Harness the Power of Carbon Capture (PDF)
NYT 12-16-2016: Visualizing the Invisible Drivers of Climate Change (PDF)
Guardian 01-03-2017: Indian firm makes carbon capture breakthrough (PDF)
MIT News 02-09-2017: Short-lived greenhouse gases cause centuries of sea-level rise
NYT 01-28-2017: In America's Heartland, Discussing Climate Change Without Saying 'Climate Change' (PDF)
NYT 01-31-2017: A Scientists' March on Washington Is a Bad Idea (PDF)
NYT 02-07-2017: A Crack in an Antarctic Ice Shelf Grew 17 Miles in the Last Two Months
NYT 02-07-2017: 'A Conservative Climate Solution': Republican Group Calls for Carbon Tax
Swansea Univ., 04-20-2017: New environmental film highlights sustainable energy research (Film on YouTube)
NYT 04-28-2017: Climate of Complete Certainty
NYT 08-30-2017: You Fix It: Can You Stay Within the World's Carbon Budget?
BBC News 11-15-2017: Climate's magic rabbit: Pulling CO2 out of thin air (PDF)
Climate Forward 02/28/2018: Can We Really Scrub Carbon Dioxide From the Atmosphere? (PDF)

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Review Articles on Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage
Climate Change Conceptual Change: Scientific Information Can Transform Attitudes Ranney, M. A. and Clark, D. Topics in Cognitive Science 2016, 8, 49-75. (PDF)

Young people's burden: requirement of negative CO2 emissions Hansen, J. et al. Earth Syst. Dynam. 2017, 8, 577-616. DOI: (PDF)

Advances in Heterogeneous Photocatalytic CO2 Conversion to Solar Fuels. K. Li, B. Peng, T. Peng ACS Catal. 2016, 6, 7485-7527. (DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.6b02089)

Generation, Capture, and Utilization of Industrial Carbon Dioxide Andrew J. Hunt, Emily H. K. Sin, Ray Marriott and James H. Clark. ChemSusChem 2010, 3, 306-322. DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900169

Chemical Technologies for Exploiting and Recycling Carbon Dioxide into the Value Chain. M. Peters; B. Köhler; W. Kuckshinrichs; W. Leitner; P. Markewitz; T. E. Müller. ChemSusChem 2011, 4, 1216-1240. (PDF)

Carbon Dioxide Recycling: Emerging Large-Scale Technologies with Industrial Potential E. A. Quadrelli, G. Centi, J.-L. Duplan, and S. Perathoner. ChemSusChem 2011, 4, 1194-1215. (PDF)

Carbon dioxide capture in metal-organic frameworks. Sumida, K.; Rogow, D.L.; Mason, J.A.; McDonald, T.M.; Bloch, E.D.; Herm, Z.R.; Bae, T.-H.; Long, J.R. Carbon dioxide capture in metal-organic frameworks. Chem. Rev. 2012, 112, 724-781. (DOI: 10.1021/cr2003272)

Hybrid sol-gel double metal cyanide catalysts for the copolymerisation of styrene oxide and CO2. Y. Dienes; W. Leitner; M. G. J. Müller; W. K. Offermans; T. Reier; A. Reinholdt; T. E. Weirich; T. E. Müller. Green Chemistry 2012, 14, 1168-1177.

Can Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage from Power Plants Reduce the Environmental Impact of Electricity Generation? Fontina Petrakopoulou and George Tsatsaronis. Energy Fuels 2014, 28, 5327-5338. (DOI: 10.1021/ef500925h)

Utilization of CO2 as a C1 Building Block for Catalytic Methylation Reactions Yuehui Li, Xinjiang Cui, Kaiwu Dong, Kathrin Junge, Matthias Beller. ACS Catal., Articles ASAP (As Soon As Publishable), 1077-1086. Publication Date (Web): December 9, 2016 (Perspective). (DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.6b02715)

Alkali Metal CO2 Sorbents and the Resulting Metal Carbonates: Potential for Process Intensification of Sorption-Enhanced Steam Reforming. Muhammad Zaki Memon, Xiao Zhao, Vineet Singh Sikarwar, Arun K. Vuppaladadiyam, Steven J. Milne, Andy P. Brown, Jinhui Li, Ming Zhao Environ. Sci. Technol. 2017, 51, 12-27. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b04992)

Enzymatic Approaches to CCUS
Continuous Modular Biomimetic Utilization of Carbon Dioxide toward Multi- and Chemoenzymatic Systems. Jieun Park, Ee Taek Hwang, Bo-Kuk Seo, and Man Bock Gu. ACS Catal. 2016, 6, 6175-6181. (DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.6b01798)

PERSPECTIVE: Fixing carbon, unnaturally. Fuyu Gong, Yin Li. Science 2016, 354, 830-831. (DOI: 10.1126/science.aal1559, PDF).
REPORT: A synthetic pathway for the fixation of carbon dioxide in vitro. Thomas Schwander, Lennart Schada von Borzyskowski, Simon Burgener, Nina Socorro Cortina, Tobias J. Erb. Science 2016, 354, 900-904. (DOI: 10.1126/science.aah5237, PDF)

Biomimetic Approaches to CCUS
Thermochemistry of a Biomimetic and Rubisco-Inspired CO2 Capture System from Air. Andrew Muelleman, Joseph Schell, Spencer Glazer, and Rainer Glaser. Invited contribution to a special issue on Materials and Processes for Carbon Dioxide Capture and Utilisation, E. Andreoli, Guest Editor. C - Journal of Carbon Research 2016, 2, 18. (DOI: doi:10.3390/c2030018, PDF).

Approaches to CCUS with Porous Materials
A search for selectivity to enable CO2 capture with porous adsorbents. M.Oschatz and M. Antonietti. Energy & Environmental Science 2017, x, xxx-xxx. (DOI: 10.1039/c7ee02110k, PDF).