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Carbon capture

Artificial Mineral Can Remove CO2 from the Air

Written by , on September 10, 2018

Researchers have found a way of making magnesite, which absorbs carbon dioxide, in a matter of days rather than the hundreds of thousands of years which it takes in nature. A tonne of naturally-occurring magnesite can remove around half a tonne of CO2 from the atmosphere.  Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Scientists Claim Major Advance in Artificial Photosynthesis

Written by , on November 30, 2015

Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley have development of a system that mimics the natural photosynthetic process by which plants use the energy in sunlight to synthesize carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water. The artificial system can capture carbon dioxide emissions and convert that carbon dioxide into valuable chemical products, including biodegradable plastics, pharmaceutical drugs and liquid fuels.  Read more »

Plant Removes CO2 from the Air

Written by , on October 12, 2015

A Canadian company has designed and built a pilot “air capture plant” which extracts carbon dioxde from the air in order to reduce atmospheric CO2, particularly the 60% of emissions that do not come from point sources such as power plants.  Read more »

Swamps Store Much More Carbon than Forests

Written by , on March 10, 2015

Freshwater wetlands could be up to 50 times more effective at storing carbon than rainforests. These wetlands have the potential to capture and store carbon for hundreds of years.  Read more »

World’s First Carbon Capture Power Plant Opens But …

Written by , on October 2, 2014

The world’s first coal-fired power plant with carbon capture and storage has been opened in Saskatchewan, Canada, but the value of the demonstration is being seriously questioned by environmentalists.  Read more »