October 2018| 4
Researchers at MIT have made a new lithium-based battery that runs on carbon dioxide taken directly from a power plant. Their proof-of-concept battery, reported in the journal Joule, is a clever way to produce energy while cutting carbon dioxide emissions.
As the world continues to burn coal and natural gas for electricity, much research effort has been directed at ways to capture carbon dioxide from the smokestacks. The gas can be compressed and injected underground or in ocean beds. Researchers are also trying to turn the greenhouse gas into concrete, chemicals, fuels and other products.
Read the full article here: New Battery Soaks Up Carbon Dioxide.