Confronting Climate Change: The Quest for Permanent Solutions: A milestone for new carbon-dioxide capture/clean coal technology

Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions show

Summary: An innovative new process that releases the energy in coal without burning — while capturing carbon dioxide, the major greenhouse gas — has passed a milestone on the route to possible commercial use, scientists are reporting. Their study in the ACS journal Energy and Fuels describes results of a successful 200-hour test on a sub-pilot scale version of the technology using two inexpensive but highly polluting forms of coal.