Sea urchins point the way to CO2 capture

01/22/2014 | LiveScience.com

Nickel nanoparticles added to a carbonic acid reaction hold the potential as a cost-effective way to extract carbon dioxide from the emissions of coal-fired and other dirty power plants, according to this article. And the technology, now being explored at the U.K.'s Newcastle University, was inspired by the lowly sea urchin, which absorbs CO2 to build its shell.

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