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Recycling Carbon Dioxide to Make Plastics | Department of …

energy.gov/…/recycling-carbondiox

United States Department of Energy

May 20, 2013 – Novomer’s thermoplastic pellets incorporate waste CO2 into a … has the potential to cut greenhouse gas emissions while simultaneously …

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RESEARCH: Turning CO2 emissions into plastic with algae …

http://www.eenews.net/stories/1060023524

Environment & Energy Publishing

Aug 17, 2015 – Turning CO2 emissions into plastic with algae? It may not be as crazy as it sounds. Niina Heikkinen, E&E reporter. ClimateWire: Monday …

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Renewable plastic made from carbon dioxide and plants …

Mar 9, 2016 – Renewable plastic made from carbon dioxide and plants … CO2 required to make PEF could be obtained from fossil-fuel power plant emissions …

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Conventional vs biodegradable plastics – UNEP

http://www.unep.org/…/Conventional…

United Nations Environment Programme

completely metabolize them to carbon dioxide (and water). … Life cycle analyses show that bioplastics can reduce CO2 emissions by 30-80 percent compared to …

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New Plastic Could Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions

http://www.livescience.com/4663-plastic-reduce-carbondioxideemissions.html

A plastic tweaked to mimic cellular membranes can separate carbon dioxide from natural gas and could help reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, …

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These 5 companies strive to convert CO2 to cash | GreenBiz

Sep 22, 2014 – Not only is carbon dioxide readily abundant, it is three to 10 times cheaper than other feedstocks used to make plastics and chemicals, according to Cole. … Eventually, it hopes to harness carbon emissions there and convert it …

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Artificial photosynthesis breakthrough turns CO2 emissions …

Artificial photosynthesis breakthrough turns CO2 emissions into plastics and biofuel. Dario Borghino April 23, 2015. 3 pictures. Researchers have developed an …

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Sustainable Plastics: Environmental Assessments of …

Joseph P. Greene – 2014 – ‎Technology & Engineering

The most common areas of pollution concern are for ozone layer depletion, … Atmospheric emissions can include carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, …

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Could future chairs, clothes and even buildings be made …

http://www.theguardian.com › … › Sustainable design

The Guardian

Feb 26, 2014 – Could future clothes, bottles and chairs be made from carbonemissions? … The vast majority of plastic is produced from petroleum, which means that … By combining methane and carbon dioxide with a proprietary catalyst, …

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Converting carbon dioxide into plastic – YouTube

Feb 24, 2015 – Uploaded by ChemistryWorldUK

The world’s demand for energy, and the resultant carbon dioxide emissions, are drastically changing our …

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State-Level Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions …

http://www.eia.gov/…/emissions/state/analy…

Energy Information Administration

Oct 26, 2015 – Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions at the State Level, 2000- …plastics are subtracted from reported emissions for the states where they …

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Will hacking nature protect us from climate change? – CNN …

http://www.cnn.com/…/pioneers-carbon-sink-geoengineering-climate-hac…

CNN

Oct 27, 2015 – Watch this video. Could plastic trees end air pollution? … As air flows over the plastic resin sails, they grab CO2 and hold on to it. CO2 binds to …

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Transforming pollution into sustainable polymers & chemicals

Converting Pollution Into Sustainable Polymers and Chemicals … proprietary catalyst system that transforms waste carbon dioxide (CO2) into high performance, …

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Groundbreaking Technology Transforms Greenhouse …

http://www.takepart.com/…/plastic-bag-sucks-carbon-out-air-and-may…

TakePart

Aug 19, 2014 – … a way to make plastic from carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. ….. Ocean Plastic Pollution Costs $13 Billion a Year, and Your Face …

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How to make the most of carbon dioxide : Nature News …

http://www.nature.com/…/how-to-make-the-most-of-carbondioxide-1.186…

Nature

Oct 28, 2015 – Pellets of urea fertilizer are made from carbon dioxide in a plant in … can convert CO2 emissions from coal and natural-gas power plants into useful … fuels and raw material for the manufacture of plastics and other chemicals.

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Energy-related emissions by state 2013 chart from US EIA

Energy-related emissions by state, 2013 chart from US Energy Information Admin

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The Link Between Plastic Use and Climate

Change: Nitty-gritty

https://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/magazine/article/?article_id=30619

Worldwide, we consume approximately 100 million tons of plastic each year. From the EPA’s more conservative estimate to the more liberal one, that’s anywhere from 100 million tons of carbon dioxide emitted to 500 million tons.

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