Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


Home > News > Nanotechnology could help bring down costs of CO2 capture

September 26th, 2007

Nanotechnology could help bring down costs of CO2 capture

A European project called 'Nanomembranes against Global Warming' (NANOGLOWA) is attempting to find a new way of capturing CO2 emissions from power plants with the help of nanotechnology.

Nanostructured membranes could reduce carbon capture's energy consumption and costs, making it more attractive than current technology.

Europe produces one gigaton of carbon dioxide annually and wafts it into the atmosphere. Around one-third of this stems from fossil-fuelled power plants. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) could reduce those emissions by up to 90%. The idea is to store the carbon thus captured underground in, for example, empty gas fields and aquifers. Existing capture methods include absorption and non-selective cooling.


Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press


Stanford technology makes metal wires on solar cells nearly invisible to light November 27th, 2015

Dimensionality transition in a newly created material November 27th, 2015

Nanoparticles simplify DNA identification and quantification November 27th, 2015

A new form of real gold, almost as light as air November 27th, 2015


Researchers find new, inexpensive way to clean water from oil sands production November 24th, 2015

UCLA nanoscientists develop safer, faster way to remove pollutants from water November 23rd, 2015

Sea traffic pollutes our lungs more than previously thought November 21st, 2015

Application of Nanocomposite Membranes in Fuel Cells to Produce Green Energy November 18th, 2015

The latest news from around the world, FREE

  Premium Products
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More

Nanotechnology Now Featured Books


The Hunger Project

Car Brands
Buy website traffic