A new approach to waste management could help rural areas decrease air pollution, increase soil health, and generate clean power, researchers say.
In their strategy, CO2 pulled from the air is stored in deep, hot, saltwater aquifers; Heat brought to the surface is then used to power the DAC process.
A simple new refinery method separates the components of complex plant matter for processing into economically viable, carbon-neutral biofuels and chemicals.
The team found that a mix of established and rookie technologies could cut 85% of emissions from sectors ranging from steel and cement production to chemical manufacturing.
With a simple chemical tweak, chemists have created robust enzymes that break down single-use bioplastic into its building blocks within two days
Engineers have shaped a motion energy harvester into synthetic leaves that they say could one day be developed into energy-harvesting artificial trees.
CO2 takes different forms in acidic and alkaline solutions. This super-fast new carbon-removal technique takes advantage of that by switching acidity on and off using light.
Using synthetic biology, scientists have designed a pathway to convert CO2 into valuable industrial chemicals. . . and it is far faster than the ways plants fix carbon