Carbon-trapping ‘sponges’ can cut greenhouse gases

16 diciembre 2014

In the fight against global warming, carbon capture — chemically trapping carbon dioxide before it releases into the atmosphere — is gaining momentum, but standard methods are plagued by toxicity, corrosiveness and inefficiency. Using a bag of chemistry tricks, materials scientists have invented low-toxicity, highly effective carbon-trapping ‘sponges’ that could lead to increased use of the technology.