Carbon capture could help curb climate change. But will anyone foot the bill?

Nov 5, 2018
Scientists say we have to do something about all the carbon we’re spewing into the air, and fast. A recent United Nations climate study says capturing carbon dioxide — even sucking it from the air — is going to be…
The smoke stacks at American Electric Power's Mountaineer coal power plant in New Haven, West Virginia, Oct. 30, 2009. In cooperation with AEP, the French company Alstom unveiled the world's largest carbon capture facility at a coal plant, so called 'clean coal,' which will store around 100,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide a year 7,200 feet underground.
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Scientists race toward $7.5 million prize to reduce carbon

Apr 12, 2018
The XPRIZE started with 38 teams and is now down to a final 10.
Members of Carbon Upcycling UCLA convert and harden building materials by treating them with carbon dioxide.
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Changing carbon from waste into gold

Feb 23, 2017
Could monetizing carbon emissions drive the fight against climate change?
The limestone rocks pictured here were created from carbon dioxide. The raw material costs a few dollars per ton but sells for $70 to $100 a ton once it’s been manufactured.
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