Carbon capture takes sponge-like form with new cost-effective method

Ball-and-stick model of carbon dioxide. Credit: Wikipedia

An international team of scientists is using porous, sponge-like materials that can trap carbon dioxide in their cavities while allowing other gases such as nitrogen to pass through.

The materials are made from sugar and low-cost alkali metal salts, so they would be inexpensive enough for large-scale deployment, and they could be particularly effective for limiting the environmental damage of…

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