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If there is one solution to climate change that I would say needs the most further research it would be carbon capture. We need to put some energy into this in order to determine exactly how much carbon capture we should be using and how we should be using it, whether it be eliminating emissions from natural gas or pulling carbon dioxide straight out of the air.
There is a wide variety of opinions on all of these pieces, so to get a better idea of exactly what carbon capture is and what it does, I talked to Greg Kist, the co-founder of Blue X Energy. His company Blue X Energy is focusing on finding the best places to store carbon dioxide once we capture it, but he gave me a great rundown on the basics of carbon capture and why it could be the one thing that we need to get to carbon neutrality by 2050. Maybe with carbon capture we can continue to use a fossil fuel like natural gas, or through reforming natural gas into hydrogen and capturing the leftover CO2, the market for hydrogen will boom. Carbon capture in the ways that it’s being talked about today is fairly new, and absolutely fascinating to talk about. Check out the links below for more information on carbon capture.
Blue X Energy (You can find Greg here) – https://www.bluexenergy.ca/
Climeworks direct air capture – https://climeworks.com/
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