A facility planned in Australia aims to test a technology that transforms captured carbon dioxide emissions into a solid product that can be used as green-building materials. The University of Newcastle, GreenMag Group and chemical firm Orica have invested six years looking for an innovative way to "permanently and safely" dispose of harmful emissions. "We could be making millions of tons of bricks and pavers which really could be green products for the future," said Marcus St. John Dawe of Mineral Carbonation International. The technology could also be used by coal-fired plants in retrofits so they could turn the CO2 into rock.

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