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New technique from U.S. national lab promises to strip carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and factories at record-low cost

A scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory looking at the carbon capture system technology. Photo courtesy Andrea Starr at Pacific Northwest National Lab. Photo courtesy Andrea Starr at Pacific Northwest National Lab.
A scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory looking at the carbon capture system technology. Photo courtesy Andrea Starr at Pacific Northwest National Lab. Photo courtesy Andrea Starr at Pacific Northwest National Lab.
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Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Lab have developed a technique that is able to pull carbon dioxide out of the exhaust flue of a power plant or factory for $39 per metric ton, the cheapest cost every reported in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

To construct a factory to pull carbon dioxide out of the factory exhaust flue with this technique and at this price would cost $750 million.

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