“Ethical Markets agrees with these scientists and researchers that the current over-investment in trying to capture CO2 using biomass energy plus carbon capture and storage (BECCS) is expensive, wasteful and unsustainable. We go further and say BECCS is a form of cognitive bias: theory-induced blindness! The method described in the new research from the University of California, cited in Nature: for converting CO2 using seawater and producing hydrogen is far superior. See also our annual Green Transition Scoreboard® 2018: “Capturing CO2 While Improving Human Nutrition & Health“ for more viable, natural ways to capture atmospheric CO2.
~Hazel Henderson, Editor“
‘Electrogeochemistry’ captures carbon, produces fuel, offsets ocean acidification
- June 25, 2018
- University of California – Santa Cruz
- Limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius will require not only reducing emissions of carbon dioxide, but also active removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This has prompted heightened interest in ‘negative emissions technologies.’ A new study evaluates the potential for recently described methods that capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through an ‘electrogeochemical’ process that also generates hydrogen gas for use as fuel and creates by-products that can help counteract ocean acidification.