13 Aug '11, 6pm

Plastic “Tree” Uses Biomimicry to Convert Atmospheric CO2 into Green Gasoline

Plastic “Tree” Uses Biomimicry to Convert Atmospheric CO2 into Green Gasoline

Biomimicry could convert CO2 into green gasoline Recycling has always meant reusing materials like glass or plastic, and reducing atmospheric carbon has traditionally meant cutting emissions, but what if the two could be combined and make combating climate change profitable by recycling carbon out of the atmosphere? EnergyNOW! correspondent Josh Zepps looked into a new technology that could pull a thousand times more carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere than trees and could one day power our cars and trucks with green gasoline. The full video is available below: Most efforts to capture and sequester (CCS) carbon focus on smokestack emissions, but prohibitive costs and unproven technology make this type of carbon reduction unlikely to succeed. In addition, CCS technology can only cut back on new pollution, which fails to address the billions of tons of carbon already in the...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/08/13/plastic-%e2%80%9ctree...

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