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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:12 PM

Sea urchin nickel 'trick' could be key to capturing carbon

Source: BBC

5 February 2013 Last updated at 02:57 GMT

Sea urchin nickel 'trick' could be key to capturing carbon

By Matt McGrath
Environment correspondent, BBC News

Researchers say that the natural ability of sea urchins to absorb CO2 could be a model for an effective carbon capture and storage system.

Newcastle University scientists discovered by chance that urchins use the metal nickel to turn carbon dioxide into shell.

They say the technique can be harnessed to turn emissions from power plants into the harmless calcium carbonate.

The research is in the journal, Catalysis Science and Technology.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21320666

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:19 PM

1. "It is also very cheap"

That's music to my ears.

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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:38 PM

2. Keep thinking scientists. We desperately need you.

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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:32 PM

3. This sounds really interesting....nt

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