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November 24th, 2009

Carbon-sucking nanotubes

Abstract:
A while back I interviewed John Colombo of the nanotechnology company Porifera which was developing a special ultra-porous nanotube in conjunction with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The nanotubes effectively "magnetize" specific molecules, creating a much more affordable means to desalinate water.

Now Porifera announces an adaptation of that technology for carbon capture. They were the recent recepient of a $1 million-plus grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop a pilot carbon capture and sequestration project using nanotechnology.

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