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Sea Urchins Key to Carbon Capture
The discovery that sea urchins use nickel particles to harness carbon dioxide from the sea could be the key to capturing tons of CO2 from the atmosphere. Experts at Newcastle Univ. have discovered that in the presence of a nickel catalyst, CO2 can be converted rapidly and cheaply into the harmless, solid mineral, calcium carbonate.
This discovery, which is published today in the academic journal Catalysis Science & Technology, has the potential to revolutionize the way we capture and store carbon enabling us to significantly reduce CO2 emissions – the key greenhouse gas responsible for climate change.
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