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15 Nov 2018

Algae could help remove carbon dioxide from atmosphere - researchers

TU Munich

Global greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced by using algae that convert carbon dioxide into a raw material for producing carbon fibre, researches at the Technical University of Munich have found. The algae remove CO2 from the atmosphere and turn it into an oil that then serves as the basis for producing carbon fibre, thereby making the capture and reuse of carbon emissions economically viable. In a press release, the researchers say that carbon fibres could “replace structural steel in construction materials,” or simply be stored underground to permanently remove the associated carbon dioxide equivalents from the atmosphere.

Find the press release in English here.

See the CLEW article Call for open debate on CCU and CCS to save industry emissions for more information.

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