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Carbon Capture

Capturing and storing carbon dioxide


Improving Soil Quality Takes CO2 out of the Air

Written by , on August 30, 2018

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have shown that well-established agricultural management practices such as planting cover crops, optimizing grazing and sowing legumes on rangelands, could capture enough carbon from the atmosphere and store it in the soil to make a significant contribution to international global warming targets.  Read more »

Affordable Carbon Capture from the Air

Written by , on June 13, 2018

A Canadian company has published results of a pilot study that shows that CO₂ can be captured from the atmosphere for less than $us100 a tonne – far less than previous estimates of $600 to $1,000 a tonne. The company is commercalising technology which uses the captured CO₂ to produce liquid hydrocarbon fuels.  Read more »

Speeding Up Carbon Sequestration in the Ocean

Written by , on April 16, 2018

Scientists at Caltech and the University of Southern California have discovered that adding a common enzyme will make the slow part of the chemical reaction that sequesters carbon dioxide into the ocean go 500 times faster. They believe that, if they can scale this process up, it could make a real difference in reducing the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.  Read more »

New Cement Cuts CO2 Emissions

Written by , on December 8, 2017

Solidia Technologies has developed a cement making process that the company says produces 70% less CO2 emissions as conventional cement manufacture while producing a product which is equally as strong.  Read more »

Company Aims to Capture 1% of Global CO2 Emissions

Written by , on June 12, 2017

Climeworks, a Swiss company, has built a commercial plant to extract carbon dioxide from the air.  Read more »

Burning Natural Gas with Easily Separated CO2 Emissions

Written by , on May 29, 2017

Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology have developed a method of combusting natural gas which allows the resultant carbon dioxide to be separated out without expanding any additional energy.  Read more »

Could Slag Heaps Remove CO2 from the Atmosphere?

Written by , on April 24, 2017

Phil Renforth, a scientist at Cardiff University, is preparing to test the feasibility of using iron and steel slag deposits to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.  Read more »

Solar Cell Produces Fuel from CO2 and Sunlight

Written by , on August 5, 2016

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have developed a solar cell that cheaply and efficiently converts atmospheric carbon dioxide directly into usable hydrocarbon fuel, using only sunlight for energy.  Read more »

New Process Absorbs CO2 and Excess Salt from Desalination

Written by , on July 5, 2016

A new process reacts carbon dioxide with brine to produce sodium bicarbonate.  Read more »

Turning Carbon Dioxide into a Replacement for Concrete

Written by , on March 15, 2016

A team of researchers at UCLA are developing process which would use captured carbon dioxide to make a new building material to replace concrete.  Read more »