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Today’s Solutions: July 17, 2024

Scientists in lab coats looking at a vial

Liquid metal turns CO2 emissions into solid carbon at the source

Capturing carbon dioxide before it reaches the atmosphere is a key part of our global strategy to combat climate change. In an effort to find ways that could help us do that efficiently, scientists at RMIT have developed a method that quickly converts carbon dioxide into solid carbon, which can Read More...

Factory with polluting emissions with ocean in the background

New technology uses seawater to remove carbon from the atmosphere

The ocean absorbs about a third of the CO2 that humans create when burning fossil fuels. While that’s good news for the air, capturing so much extra carbon dioxide makes ocean waters more acidic, harming marine life. Enter Ebb Carbon, a startup that wants to reinforce the ocean’s ability to Read More...

Elon Musk announces $100m comp

Elon Musk announces $100m competition for carbon removal technologies

Carbon capture technologies have proven their potential to help accelerate the transition towards a post-carbon future. But one of the main problems preventing the solution’s widespread implementation is that the tech is still relatively expensive and unproven at scale. In a bid to foster Read More...

New technique turns carbon dio

New technique turns carbon dioxide into jet fuel

As the aviation industry seeks to shrink its environmental footprint, a new development from Oxford University may just help airline companies reach their carbon-reduction goals. The new technology involves an experimental process that can turn carbon dioxide into jet fuel. If successful, it could Read More...

Waste milk could be used to ca

Waste milk could be used to capture carbon emissions out of the air

The premise of carbon capture technologies is simple: remove the greenhouse gas from the air and store it somewhere safe or turn it into something useful. So far, though, developing such technologies at scale has proved rather tricky. One of the main challenges has been finding the right material Read More...