CO2 pollution could be used to make enormous solar batteries
For many years environmental scientists have been struggling with the questions of how to store solar energy for later use, and what to do with the CO2 from coal plants that has been captured.
Both of these problems could well have been solved in one fell swoop by industry giant, General Electric. Scientists from the company plan to use the CO2 as a giant, excess energy battery.
The technology involved aims to make gas plants between 25 and 50 percent more efficient. Just by tapping the plant’s exhaust waste and using this stunning new process, CO2 output would be significantly reduced.
Senior engineer for the company, Stephen Sanborn, says “The result is a high-efficiency, high performance renewable energy system that will reduce the use of fossil fuels for power generation”
If we are lucky, this could be happening in the next 5 to 10 years.
Let us all hope that these new ‘planet saving’ innovations continue to be developed.