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