Sunday, 11 August 2013

Greenhouse gas could be an untapped source of energy

Dutch scientists have come up with a new technique to unlock the power of waste carbon dioxide pumped out of current power plants

The Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology believes its method could produce a staggering 1,570 kilowatts of electricity annually

The technology is not ready yet but it is hoped it could be used instead of expanding current power plants to meet increasing demand for electricity

A new method for producing electricity from waste carbon dioxide emitted by power stations could be so efficient that it has the potential to create 400 times the amount of power that the Hoover Dam generates in a year, Dutch scientists have claimed.

Their system involves mixing water and other liquids with combustion gas comprising a high concentration of carbon dioxide that are pumped between two membranes to produce an electric current.

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