Carbon Dioxide = New Energy?

Charles EadieI came across an article in CNBC that talks about the interesting prospect of generating energy from the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. Imagine if all that excreted gas from major power plants could be harnessed to generate more energy? The possibilities seem almost endless. Or what about the carbon dioxide emitted from your car, could there be a potential way to capture it to power other parts of your car? It is fun to think about because carbon dioxide is so prevalent on earth and is the number one contributing factor to global warming. The potential ability to cut down on pollution for our own benefit is a beautiful thing.

“Akin to harvesting energy from the wind, this combination of chemistry and mechanics would generate electricity from the carbon dioxide (CO2) already flowing out of power plants. While it wouldn’t destroy the CO2, it would pull far more energy from existing waste gas. It could arguably even enable plants to resist scaling up and becoming more wasteful, just to keep up with demand.”

The energy is currently there, it is just a matter of a turbine being produced that can harness the gas in which we can then use for other functions. It is exciting to see the progression of creating new energy sources. It’s also great that we are looking at and eventually will be able to use the wasted CO2 admissions that are polluting our world on a daily basis.