Christoph J. Meinrenken

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LCA experts need to accept that although ISO standards and similar academic work are extremely important, practitioners have issued a clear call for more practical guidance. Resisting this movement instead of providing constructive and helpful insight would lead to the creation of subpar standards and inaccurate PCFs. Life cycle assessment (LCA) has come a(More)
iii Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Additionally, neither NIST nor any of its employees make any warranty, expressed or implied, nor assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy,(More)
Most carbon capture and storage (CCS) envisions capturing CO2 from flue gas. Direct air capture (DAC) of CO2 has hitherto been deemed unviable because of the higher energy associated with capture at low atmospheric concentrations. We present a Life Cycle Assessment of coal-fired electricity generation that compares monoethanolamine (MEA)-based(More)
PAS2050 and the forthcoming WRI and ISO14067 standards have helped to propel carbon footprinting from an LCA sub-discipline to the mainstream. However, applying these standards to portfolios of many products/services is immensely time consuming. Even if achieved, such footprinting often fails to inform company-wide carbon reduction strategies because(More)
"Closing the carbon cycle: Liquid fuels from air, water and sunshine" K.S. Lackner et al.-ii Abstract This paper outlines proposed advancements of a coherent set of technologies for a solar-powered system that uses water and CO 2 from ambient air to provide sustainable fuels to the world. These fuels would be synthetic liquid hydrocarbons that could power(More)
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