Let’s turn carbon emissions into something useful

From NPR and KPLU Radio:

The average coal-fired power plant spews out more than a million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every year.

Wouldn’t it be great if that greenhouse gas could be put to good use?

On this month’s edition of The Digital Future, Strategic News Service Publisher Mark Anderson tells KPLU’s Dave Meyer that all that carbon could be used to make fuel, chemicals and other products.

Last week, Mark held his Future in Review (FiRe) technology conference in Laguna Beach, California. The annual event is a brainstorming session for some of the brightest minds on the planet.

One of the ideas discussed at FiRe is what Mark calls “twinning”: pairing up major carbon emitters (such as coal-fired power plants) with facilities that can manufacture something out of those emissions.


Listen to the interview here.