Removing carbon dioxide from power plant exhaust

MIT researchers are developing a battery that could both capture carbon dioxide in power plant exhaust and convert it to a solid ready for safe disposal.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative | July 29, 2019 | mit
~15 mins   

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Pathways to a low-carbon China

Study projects a key role for carbon capture and storage.

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | July 8, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

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Greener, more efficient natural gas filtration

Novel membrane material removes more impurities, without the need for toxic solvents.

Helen Knight | MIT News correspondent | April 8, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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Study evaluates China’s progress in establishing accounting measures to reinforce its Paris pledge

Firms learn from experience in the measurement, reporting, and verification of carbon emissions under China’s emissions trading systems.

Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | Feb. 1, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

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Tackling greenhouse gases

Faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering are developing technologies that store, capture, convert, and minimize greenhouse gas emissions.

Mary Beth O'Leary | Department of Mechanical Engineering | Jan. 7, 2019 | mit
~19 mins   

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Technology and policy pathways to Paris emissions goals

Two new MIT reports advance practical emissions-reduction strategies for Southeast Asia and Latin America at both the regional and country level.

Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | Dec. 10, 2018 | mit
~9 mins   

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A primer for understanding climate science | MIT News

MIT Professor Kerry Emanuel explains the science behind climate change, as well as the associated risks and how to quantify them.

Lauren Hinkel | Oceans at MIT | Jan. 22, 2018
~5 mins |

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Turning emissions into fuel | MIT News

MIT-developed method converts carbon dioxide into useful compounds.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Nov. 28, 2017
~6 mins |

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Using polymeric membranes to clean up industrial separations | MIT News

Department of Chemical Engineering Professor Zachary Smith is working on new polymeric membranes that can greatly reduce energy use in chemical separations.

Eric Brown | MIT Industrial Liaison Program | Nov. 15, 2017
~10 mins |

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3 Questions: The future of the electric utility | MIT News

MIT Energy Initiative Director of Research Francis O’Sullivan reflects on current trends in the utility industry, as well as potential solutions to current challenges.

Francesca McCaffrey | MIT Energy Initiative | July 14, 2017
~5 mins |

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