Carbon sponge could soak up coal emissions.
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Could a carbon sponge soak up coal emissions? Scientists from Monash University and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation¬†(CSIRO) believe it is possible.
They contend that emissions from coal power stations could be significantly reduced by a novel material that absorbs massive amounts of carbon dioxide, then releases it when exposed to sunlight. They found a class of materials known for their special ability to store gases. This has helped them develop a new means of capturing and storing carbon dioxide.