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Carbon Capture and Storage 2.0?

Written by , on October 16, 2013

The Global CCS Institute, which is based in Canberra, has reported that since its previous survey a year ago, five carbon capture and storage projects have been canceled, one reduced in size and seven postponed, while three have been added. The leader in capture and storage is the United States – mostly because of the […]  Read more »

Technique Could Sequester CO2, Produce H2 and Reduce Ocean Acid

Written by , on June 13, 2013

Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California have demonstrated a new technique to remove and store atmospheric carbon dioxide while generating carbon-negative hydrogen and producing alkalinity, which could be used to offset ocean acidification. The team has demonstrated that, when saline water is electrolysed to produce hydrogen fuel and other gases, the acidity […]  Read more »

Fuel from CO2 in the Atmosphere

Written by , on March 27, 2013

Researchers at the University of Georgia say that they have found a way to take the carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and use it to make useful industrial products, potentially including liquid fuels. The process uses a unique microorganism called a "rushing fireball" (Pyrococcus furiosus) which thrives by feeding on carbohydrates in the super-heated ocean […]  Read more »

New Material Captures CO2 & Releases in Sunlight

Written by , on February 13, 2013

Scientists at Australia's Monash University and CSIRO have created a powerful and cost-effective new tool to capture, store and potentially recycle, carbon dioxide using a novel class of materials called photosensitive metal organic frameworks. Metal organic frameworks are clusters of metal atoms connected by organic molecules. Due to their extremely high internal surface area, they […]  Read more »

Energy from Coal without Burning Captures CO2

Written by , on February 7, 2013

Researchers at Ohio Stste University have successfully comducted a research-scale test of a new form of "clean coal" energy production which does not involve burning the coal. The technology uses tiny beads of iron oxide to carry oxygen to coal which has been ground into a powder. The coal particles are about 100 micrometers across […]  Read more »

Carbon Capture Using Nickel Catalyst

Written by , on February 6, 2013

Researchers at Newcastle University, UK, have discovered that, in the presence of a nickel catalyst, carbon dioxide can be converted rapidly and cheaply into the harmless, solid mineral, calcium carbonate. The discovery came by chance when physicists at the University set out to study what happens when CO2 reacts with water. Needing a catalyst to […]  Read more »

New Material Captures Carbon Dioxide

Written by , on November 14, 2012

A team of researchers, led by Professor Paul Webley, at Australia's Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies, based at the University of Melbourne, have developed a novel method of capturing carbon dioxide that reduces the cost of separating and storing the gas. The team has developed a new type of molecular sieve that allows […]  Read more »

Fracking by Sequestering CO2 in Shale

Written by , on September 1, 2012

Researchers, led by Tsuyoshi Ishida at Kyoto University in Japan, have published a study suggesting that compressed carbon dioxide may be more suitable than water for fracturing methane-rich rock to release the gas. Because the carbon dioxide is then trapped below ground, the discovery could also spur the development of large-scale carbon sequestration. The more […]  Read more »

Process Captures CO2 & Makes Organic Material

Written by , on August 2, 2012

The Japanese electronics manufacturer, Panasonic, has announced that it has developed an artificial photosynthesis process which converts carbon dioxide to organic materials by illuminating them with sunlight at an efficiency which is comparable with plants used for biomass energy. The discovery has the potential to allow the development of simple and cheap systems for capturing […]  Read more »

Report: Earthquake Risk from Carbon Sequestration

Written by , on June 21, 2012

A Report by the U.S. National Research Council has warned that carbon capture and storage is much more likely than fracking to cause earthquakes. Carbon sequestration involves pumping CO2 at high pressure below ground and trapping it in porous rocks at depths of 1 to 4 kilometres. A large number of such deep wells have […]  Read more »