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June 9, 2016: Scientists Find A Way To Convert CO2 Into Stone
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June 9, 2016: Scientists Find A Way To Convert CO2 Into Stone

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Today in 2016, Icelandic scientists published results from an experiment to transform harmful carbon dioxide gases into stone, safely disposing of the gas and preventing it from corrupting the atmosphere. By pumping the gas deep underground into volcanic rock deposits, the gases form a carbonate mineral after some time (two years, as opposed to the hundreds of years originally predicted). While the process, dubbed CarbFix, is not perfect on its own, it is a huge leap forward in greenhouse gas emission reduction.

 

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