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Scientists Build Carbon-Consuming Electricity Generator – ABC

The carbon-negative “nano-generator” is the work of researchers at the Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation

China's carbon trading scheme has soft start, activists say.
A file photo of a China coal plant by AFP from 2015.


Scientists in Australia have have built an electrical generator that consumes carbon dioxide, in what could be a breakthrough for the carbon capture industry and the global push to reduce emissions, ABC News reported.

The prototype device, developed by researchers at the University of Queensland (UQ), generates electricity as it absorbs CO2 and now the scientists are looking at how they can scale up the process and help boost the fight against climate change, the story went on.

The device could be a game-changer for the oil and gas industry, which currently uses carbon capture and storage as one way to help offset greenhouse gas emissions, capturing CO2 at the site of production and then burying it deep underground where it is trapped in a the rock layers.

Read the full story: ABC News


  • By Sean O’Meara


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Sean O'Meara

Sean O'Meara is an Editor at Asia Financial. He has been a newspaper man for more than 30 years, working at local, regional and national titles in the UK as a writer, sub-editor, page designer and print editor. A football, cricket and rugby fan, he has a particular interest in sports finance.


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