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This Material Could Reduce CO2 From Coal Plants After Record Emissions Last Year, Study Finds

Carlie Porterfield of Forbes reports on a material that could significantly reduce energy sector emissions.

The C3 Take
  • Aluminum formate can separate carbon dioxide from other gasses emitted out of coal-fired power plant smokestacks, according to a new study from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
  • The material is made of aluminum hydroxide and formic acid, which are two materials that are abundant and roughly 100 times less expensive than other carbon capture alternatives.
  • While the material holds significant potential to reduce CO2 emissions, it is not ready for immediate use according to the report.
  • This advancement could be key to reducing emissions while maintaining energy security.

36.3 billion. That’s how many tons of carbon dioxide were emitted worldwide in 2021, according to the International Energy Agency. It’s the highest level ever recorded and represents a 6% increase from the previous year as the world economy bounced back from the Covid-19 pandemic slowdown.”

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