Published: March 16, 2022
carbon dioxide in air

Even as nations diversify their energy portfolios toward more renewable and sustainable sources, they will be reliant on fossil fuels to meet a large proportion of the World’s energy demands for a number of decades. 

Development and deployment of carbon capture technologies that can not only reduce emissions, but capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and be used in the manufacture of fuels, building materials or stored underground, is essential to the decarbonization of the industrial sector. 

This report from the Luca group, published in iScience, describes the teams findings on predicting bond strength for chemical carbon traps. Determining which molecules bind strongly with carbon dioxide enable researchers to identify suitable candidates to sequester carbon from everyday air. 

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