Improving carbon capture

A new technique that makes the process of carbon capture 24% more energy-efficient has been announced
05 February 2019
Presented by Mariana Campos


Emissions from factory


A new way to capture CO2 from factories or the atmosphere has been developed by researchers in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, located in the United States of America. The new technology uses a different molecule to ‘soak up’ the CO2 and it is 24% more energy-efficient than the existing technologies. On top of it, the molecules can be reused up to a hundred times, meaning even more savings. This improvement on technology may prove a big step towards large-scale adoption of carbon capture, which could help slow down the effects of climate change. Dr David Fairen-Jimenez from the University of Cambridge comments on the new research from the Oak Ridge lab.



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