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New patent boosts CO2 capture hopes

Emissions from coal-fired power plants have massively pushed up carbon dioxide ratios in the atmosphere. Image: UniversityBlogSpot via Flickr
Emissions from coal-fired power plants have massively pushed up carbon dioxide ratios in the atmosphere. Image: UniversityBlogSpot via Flickr
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LONDON, 16 September, 2016 – A technology that could in theory catch 90% of carbon dioxide from coal-fired power stations has been patented by US government scientists.

Employing an enzyme-based membrane fabric 10 times thinner than a soap bubble, it could separate carbon dioxide from nitrogen or oxygen and speed up its dissolution in water by a factor of 10 million.

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