Synthetic Trees

Posted in Climate Change,U.S.,World by Ryan on the December 10th, 2009

Seems like a fascinating approach to easing the transition to renewable sources of energy.  Scrubbing it out of the air with “synthetic trees.”

I’d heard about scrubbing ideas before, but I had never heard about them being close to production.

If you were to install 10 million of them, you would pull back on the order of 3.6 gigatons of C02 a year. The world right now produces 30 gigatons of C02 a year. In 2006, the world made 73 million cars. They are comparable in size, and ultimately comparable in cost.

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