Gallery: New Photosensitive Carbon Sponge Could Soak Up Coal Emissions


Despite its high carbon footprint, expense, and negative effects on human health, coal still remains one of the world’s most utilized sources of energy. Since coal is a major contributor to climate change, scientists have long been looking for a way to sequester the CO2 emissions produced by coal plants. Recently researchers from Monash University and CSIRO discovered a new photosensitive metal organic framework (MOF) that could serve as a powerful and cost-effective material capable of capturing and recycling CO2.

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1 Comment

  1. mercurydan February 19, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Do you know something else that soaks up CO2 its called plants. Fairly simple concept really. Dont even have to reinvent the wheel as they have been around for millions of years.

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