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Lackner’s carbon-capture technology moves to commercialization

Lackner’s carbon-capture technology moves to commercialization

The accumulation of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere — a leading factor in the acceleration of detrimental climate change — is something we must address now and not later, says Fulton Schools Professor Klaus Lackner. Fortunately, ASU’s Center for Negative Carbon Emissions, which Lackner directs, is ready to deploy its carbon-capture technology to help reduce the buildup of the gas. A “mechanical tree” produced by some innovative geometry is being commercialized. It will help capture the carbon so it can be sold or sequestered for uses such as producing synthetic fuels, oil recovery, or uses in the food, beverage and agriculture industries.

See Also: New ‘Mechanical Trees’ Offer Cure for Climate Change, EDGY, May 8

‘Mechanical trees’ to help capture CO2′ ABC17News-KMIZ/Fox 22 KQFX (Columbia, Missouri), May 5

Arizona State University behind new push for ‘mechanical trees’ to help capture CO2, CNN, May 4, Fox43 News/KNXV (Phoenix), ABCNews15 (Phoenix)

Startups looking to suck CO2 from the air are suddenly luring big bucks, MIT Technology Review, May 2

ASU Partners To Launch World’s First Commercially Viable Carbon Capture Technology, KJZZ (NPR) News, May 1

Do ‘Mechanical Trees’ Offer the Cure for Climate Change? Reuters, April 29 & Voice of America, April 30

Will these ‘mechanical trees’ really suck CO2 from air? The Hindu BusinessLine, April 30

Unique carbon capture technology to be trialled, Gasworld, April 29

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