Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a new highly permeable carbon dioxide capture membrane. The new membrane could lead to more efficient ways of separating carbon dioxide from power plant exhaust, preventing the greenhouse gas from entering the atmosphere and be available for recycling. The researchers […]

The Esser-Kahn group from the University of California, Irvine led by Aaron P. Esser-Kahn, Ph.D. envisions using the amazingly efficient lungs of birds and the swim bladders of fish as inspiration for a new filtering system to remove carbon dioxide from electric power station smokestacks. The effort to capture CO2 comes from the major concern […]

TU Darmstadt’s Institute for Energy Systems and Technology (TUD) has been conducting pilot-scale investigations of a “carbonate looping” method for CO2 capture.  For some CO2 is a natural disaster in the making while others realize the molecule is the blood of all life on earth.  Everyone could agree that mankind would do well to become […]

The European Union and led by SINTEF in Norway with ten other European partners has completed lab tests and is set to demonstrate a cost-effective CO2 capture technology. Called the DemoCLOCK project, with a budget of €8.2 million, it is based on a special version of a technology called Chemical Looping Combustion (CLC). This a […]

The TU Darmstadt’s Institute for Energy Systems and Technology’s newly dedicated pilot plant will be utilized for investigating two new methods for CO2 capture that will allow nearly totally eliminating CO2 emissions and require virtually no additional energy input and entail only slight increases in operating costs. Known as carbon capture and storage or CCS […]