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Rice Team Develops More Efficient Method To Capture Carbon Dioxide
2013-03-29 17:59:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Using a steam byproduct from coal-fired power plants, researchers from Rice University have developed an experimental way to optimize carbon dioxide emissions. If the scientists are able to refine their methods, it could make current CO2 capturing technology more efficient and reduce power plant costs. "This is just the first step in our effort to better engineer a process for capturing CO2 from flue gas at power plants," said...

Image 1 - Methane Could Be The Answer To 56-million-year Question
2011-11-09 12:32:20

Rice researchers show ocean could have contained enough methane to cause drastic climate change The release of massive amounts of carbon from methane hydrate frozen under the seafloor 56 million years ago has been linked to the greatest change in global climate since a dinosaur-killing asteroid presumably hit Earth 9 million years earlier. New calculations by researchers at Rice University show that this long-controversial scenario is quite possible. Nobody knows for sure what started...

2011-09-15 12:39:07

New study goes deeper in proving simple technique to pinpoint valuable energy source Their critics weren't convinced the first time, but Rice University researchers didn't give up on the "ice that burns." A paper by a Rice team expands upon previous research to locate and quantify the amount of methane hydrates -- a potentially vast source of energy -- that may be trapped under the seabed by analyzing shallow core samples. The paper published this week by the Journal of Geophysical...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'