How do we solve a problem like climate change? With innovations like Mechanical Trees
Removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere would help diminish some of the more threatening global impacts of climate change. Among the innovative carbon capture and removal technologies are the mechanical trees (pictured) being developed in ASU’s Center for Negative Carbon Emissions directed by Fulton Schools Professor Klaus Lackner. Lackner says a forest of these mechanical trees could efficiently take the dangerous greenhouse gas out of the air and store it underground or use it to make products such as fuels and cement. The technology offers an opportunity to not only stabilize the Earth’s warming climate but also become the foundation for a new revenue-generating industry that can provide numerous jobs.
See Also: Mining the sky for CO2 with metal trees, towers and pumps, E&E News, January 5
Carbon Engineering’s Tech Will Suck Carbon From the Sky, IEEE Spectrum, January 6