Houston, you have a problem. We really don’t any energy wasted trying to deny the biosphere one of its major resources. Please stop trying to steal the only real benefit human activity provides to life on earth, however accidental and incidental that provision might be.
A detailed analysis of more than 4 million absorbent minerals has determined that new materials could help electricity producers slash as much as 30 percent of the “parasitic energy” costs associated with removing carbon dioxide from power plant emissions.
The research by scientists at Rice University, the University of California, Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) was published online this week in the journal Nature Materials.