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York chemists lead breakthrough in carbon capture

Posted on 4 July 2016

Chemists from the University of York have developed an innovative new green method of capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power stations, chemical and other large scale manufacturing plants.

Starbons, made from waste biomass including food peelings and seaweed, were discovered and first reported 10 years ago by the York Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence. Using these renewable materials provides a greener, more efficient and selective approach than other commercial systems of reducing emissions.

See http://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2016/research/starbons-carbon-capture/ for the full article