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Removing atmospheric CO2 in order to make things

Turning Atmospheric CO2 into Strong, Lightweight Carbon Fibers
[Via Energy – MIT Technology Review]

A novel electrochemical process sequesters carbon in the form of a versatile building material.

A new method for taking carbon dioxide directly from the air and converting it to oxygen and nanoscale fibers made of carbon could lead to an inexpensive way to make a valuable building material—and may even serve as a weapon against climate change.

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An intriguing process. The ability to greatly reduce carbon dioxide levels offers another arrow in our quiver.