Selective CO2 Capturing Materials – ZIFs – to Result in Carbon Negative Power Production

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Chemists from the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) have made a major advancement in the development of CO2 capturing materials, which they report in the Feb. 15 issue of the journal Science. The scientists have demonstrated that they can successfully isolate and capture carbon dioxide with a class of new materials known as zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs). Their findings could lead to power plants efficiently capturing the greenhouse gas without using toxic materials, after which it can be stored in geological formations. The new materials make carbon capture less energy demanding, and can store up to five times as much CO2 than porous carbon materials being designed for the same task.

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One Response to “Selective CO2 Capturing Materials – ZIFs – to Result in Carbon Negative Power Production”

  1. Duncan

    When carbon capture and storage (CCS) is coupled to biomass energy production, negative emissions are the result. Such carbon-negative bioenergy systems – which actively remove CO2 from the atmosphere – are the most radical tool in the climate fight. They come in the form of decarbonised bio-electricity or biohydrogen.


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