March 27, 2019 “Saving the world from thin air” ASU Now. Maureen O’Hagan
In the 1990s, theoretical physicist Klaus Lackner had an idea. Was it possible to build a contraption that physically sucked greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere?
At the time, the idea was radical. Some people thought it was nuts.
Two decades later, many of the experts have come around to Lackner’s view. Pulling carbon from the air is now seen as crucial, and Lackner has created such a machine. ASU has supported the vision, naming Lackner director of the Center for Negative Carbon Emissions at the university’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, where he’s honing the technology. But so far, there are only a handful of other efforts to build carbon-sucking machines.
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Below is a selection of media which directly reference the endeavors of the Center for Negative Carbon Emissions at Arizona State University.
Feb 25, 2019 “Five Carbon Capture Techniques That Could Help Mitigate Global Warming” Bloomberg Businessweek. Michael Belfiore
Feb 18, 2019 “A CO₂ sponge: Arizona scientist working to combat rising carbon dioxide levels” Cronkite News. Lillian Donahue
Feb 6, 2019 “ASU researcher touts carbon capture device to fight climate change” 12News.com. Joe Dana
Jan 21, 2019 “Capturing Carbon” Arizona Illustrated. Arizona Public Media
Jan 11, 2019 “Creating a carbon economy” ASU Now. Scott Seckel
Mar 8, 2018 “Klaus Lackner didn’t set out to save the world, but he thinks his machine could help” AZCentral.com Alden Woods
Mar 6, 2018 “Klaus Lackner demonstrates CO2-capture technology” (video) AZCentral.com. Patrick Breen
Feb 6, 2018 “We Can Pull CO2 from Air, But It’s No Silver Bullet for Climate Change, Scientists Warn” Inside Climate News. Sabrina Shankman
Dec 22, 2017 “Can We Suck Enough CO2 From The Air To Save The Climate?” Fast Company. Adele Peters
Dec 14, 2017 “The Materials Industry Is Pitching In to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions” Architect. Blaine Brownell
Nov 20, 2017 “Can carbon-dioxide removal save the world?” The New Yorker. Elizabeth Kolbert
Nov 16, 2017 “Carbon is a terrible thing to waste” ASU KED Talk. ASU Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development.
Nov 22, 2017 “The carbon catcher: Q&A with ASU’s Klaus Lackner” ASU Now. Kelsey Wharton
Nov 13, 2017 “Can Carbon-Dioxide Removal Save the World?” The New Yorker. Elizabeth Kolbert
July 19, 2017 “8 Ways to Sequester Carbon to Avoid Climate Catastrophe” EcoWatch. Mary Hoff
May 31, 2017 “ASU’s carbon capture, delivery technology garners algae industry award” ASU Now. Joe Caspermeyer
May 24, 2017 “Science within Art: #ArtTree” Lightworks News.
June 13th, 2016 “Meet the Scientists Cleaning Up Carbon Emissions” Bloomberg. Flora Lichtman, Katherine Wells, Lucy Wells
February 26th, 2016 “The Quest for Negative Carbon Emissions” Washington Post. Chris Mooney
January 6th, 2016 “The Quest to Hack Trees and Beat Climate Change” Washington Post. Matt McFarland
December 1st, 2015 “ASU Researchers Look At Technology To Take Carbon Dioxide Out Of The Air” KJZZ (Radio). Mark Brodie
November 13th, 2015 “Quest to boost microalgae growth promises more sustainable energy” Renewable Energy World. Joe Kullman
October 27th, 2015. “Will hacking nature protect us from climate change?” CNN. Thom Patterson.
August 30th, 2015. “Is an artificial tree part of the solution to climate change? These guys think so.” “PRI”. Ari Daniel.
August 24th, 2015. “Branching out to help solve climate change.” Irish Times. John Holden.
August 4th, 2015. “Clean power plan to algae companies: Prove it.” Forbes Magazine. Jeff McMahon
June 21st, 2015. “Catch them if you can: the pragmatic ways to cut carbon emissions.” The Guardian. Brian Clegg
May 30th, 2015. “Techniques for removing carbon dioxide from the air.” Al-Hurra ITECH (video). Toufic Gebran
April 16, 2015. “How to efficiently capture carbon dioxide out of thin air.” Physics World. Tamela Maciel
April 13, 2015. “Klaus Lackner is pulling CO2 out of thin air.” Fast Company. Jon Gertner
March 26, 2015. “Negative carbon emissions.” Top of Mind (radio). Julie Rose
February 17, 2015. “ASU research center aims for negative carbon emissions.” ASU News. Rosie Gochnour
December 18, 2014. “Physicist turned carbon-catcher.” Symmetry Magazine. Rich Blaustein
December 14, 2014. “The climate agreement in Lima isn’t enough. Here’s a better solution.” The New Republic. Jacob Bronsther
August 5, 2014. “Carbon dioxide scrubbing.” C-SPAN (video). Klaus Lackner