CO₂ Capture

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One of the most promising solutions for dramatically reducing CO2 emissions from large-scale fossil-fuel power plants and industrial processes lies in CO2-capture technology, which separates CO2 from the exhaust gas of these plants so that it can be sequestered underground or converted it into valuable products, thereby keeping it out of the atmosphere. However, today’s state-of-the-art commercial CO2 capture technologies, which use a thermally-regenerated amine-based process, are too expensive and inefficient for economic viability. We will need to develop transformational new low-cost, high efficiency CO2-capture technologies in order to make this potentially powerful emissions-reduction solution a widespread commercial reality.