Britain wins carbon capture funding from EU
A coal-burning power plant in Yorkshire is to receive 300 million euros in EU funds to develop a new way of keeping polluting carbon emissions out of the atmosphere, the EU said Tuesday.
Muon detector could help UK reduce carbon emissions
A specialist detector which is set to play a fundamental part in helping the UK reduce its carbon emissions is being developed as part of a collaborative project involving physicists at the University of Sheffield.
Engineer hopes to improve carbon-capture with patented technology
(Phys.org) —Less than a year after patenting a process that could improve stripping greenhouse gasses from industrial emissions, a University of Alabama engineering professor was recently granted another ...
Researchers find carbon reactions with basalt can form carbonate minerals faster than thought
From theory to reality: Carbon capture utilization and storage
In spite of calls for urgent action to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to mitigate the effects of climate change, little attention and funding has been given to a technological solution that can take this ...
Researcher takes measure of carbon storage in Iceland
The idea of capturing carbon and storing it away offers an appealing solution to the "greenhouse gas" emissions from fossil fuels that are warming the planet. But how can we measure the process well enough ...
Carbon dioxide from exhaust fumes used to make new chemicals
To stop global warming, most governments are advocating reducing the amount of carbon dioxide (CO₂), a greenhouse gas, put into the atmosphere. But some argue that such action won't be enough – we will need to remove CO₂ already present. ...
Carbon capture technology could be vital for climate targets
The future availability of carbon capture and storage (CCS) will be pivotal in reaching ambitious climate targets, according to a new comprehensive study of future energy technologies from IIASA, the Potsdam ...
Hitachi begins construction on test facility for CO2 capture technology
Hitachi today announced that construction has begun on a Carbon Capture Test Facility ("CCTF") designed to capture CO2 emissions from coal-fired power plants. Hitachi and its partner, Saskatchewan Power Corporation ("SaskPower"), ...
Carbon capture: Durable plastic doubles as a cleaner
Melamine, a small aromatic molecule loaded with nitrogen atoms, has traditionally found fame as a tough plastic that is ideal for making durable dishware and laminate coatings. Research by Mei Xuan Tan, Yugen ...
Drivers would pay extra to cut carbon emissions
Most drivers are willing to pay for onboard technology that will reduce carbon emissions, as well as sacrifice some fuel economy and storage space, in order to cut greenhouse gases resulting from combustion engines, say University ...
Coal more risky than renewables
Coal-fired electricity may have little or no economic future in Australia, even if carbon capture and storage becomes commercially available, a new analysis has found.
Carbon sponge could soak up coal emissions
Emissions from coal power stations could be drastically reduced by a new, energy-efficient material that adsorbs large amounts of carbon dioxide, then releases it when exposed to sunlight.
A sensitive, affordable sensor to detect tiny amounts of CO2
Researchers at the Universities of Toronto and St. Francis Xavier are developing an affordable, energy efficient and ultra-sensitive nano-sensor that has the potential to detect even one molecule of carbon dioxide (CO2).