Is copper the new way to sequester carbon?

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Is copper the new way to sequester carbon?
« on: 19/01/2010 16:52:07 »
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Is copper the new way to sequester carbon?
« Reply #1 on: 18/01/2010 14:58:40 »
An interesting article. Here's a bit more detail from the Nature website.
http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100114/full/news.2010.12.html

From what I've read this is really a way to reuse CO2, rather than to lock it away almost indefinitely (as with other sequestration methods).

I did wonder whether forming oxalate salts from the output of the process would allow further CO2 to be locked up permanently, but I have no idea how much extra energy this would require.


Another process for reusing unwanted CO2 (in this case from smoke stacks, etc) caught my attention a month ago:
http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/ucla-researchers-engineer-bacteria-149726.aspx


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Is copper the new way to sequester carbon?
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