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Scientists develop proof-of-concept device that uses air pollution to produce electricity

Jeremiah Budin of TheCoolDown reports on a technology that could turn air pollution into electricity.

The C3 Take
  • Australian scientists have created a device that collects carbon dioxide from the air and turns it into usable electricity.
  • The device has not yet been named and is not yet commercially available, but it could be used to charge smaller devices and electronics.
  • The group of researchers are now focusing on reducing costs to bring the technology to market.

“Or, dreaming even bigger, it could be integrated into an industrial carbon capture plant, which would help cool the plant and also remove harmful pollutants from the air that contribute to human health concerns such as asthma, per the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.”

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