Baking soda ‘sponge’ to capture carbon

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A sponge-like material containing a baking soda ingredient is being tested as a means of capturing carbon

Scientists in California are testing sponges made with the key ingredient of baking soda as a way of capturing carbon emissions.

The researchers say that soda is more effective than current methods and less damaging to the environment.

The team have already successfully trialled microcapsules filled with the substance.

They believe that the baking soda approach could be 40% cheaper than existing technology.

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is believed by many scientists and politicians to be a critical element in global attempts to avoid dangerous levels of climate change caused by CO2 emissions.

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