First ‘Mechanical Tree’ installed on ASU’s Tempe campus
Carbon capture technology developed by Fulton Schools Professor Klaus Lackner and his research team at ASU’s Center for Negative Carbon Emissions is widely seen as among the most promising tools for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and thus helping to limit the impacts of environment-threatening climate change. Now, one of the first commercial-scale, capture-capturing “Mechanical Trees” is being installed on ASU’s Tempe campus. It’s part of efforts to publicly demonstrate the effectiveness of the innovative system with the larger goal of accelerating a global movement to reduce carbon emissions to combat the effects of global warming and similar problems that negatively impact the quality of life and health on the planet. Lackner is working with the business venture Carbon Collect to provide commercially available carbon dioxide removal devices.
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