Scientists the Canadian company Carbon Engineering have said they are close to making carbon capture work. Carbon capture is the process capturing waste carbon dioxide (CO2) from places power plants and then storing it so it does not harm the environment. Carbon Engineering say its scientists are close to capturing CO2 the atmosphere and turning it carbon-neutral fuel. This could be a big step forward the fight global warming. The scientists also said they have greatly reduced the cost carbon capture, to as low as $94 ton CO2 captured. Many scientists believed carbon capture would cost $1,000 ton captured.
The technology works sucking air into special industrial towers. The CO2 is mixed an alkaline liquid and frozen. It is then heated and combined hydrogen. This produces liquid fuels gasoline and jet fuel. The founder Carbon Engineering, Professor David Keith, was optimistic the future of this process. He believes his company could help to combat climate change. He said: "After 100 years practical engineering and cost analysis, we can confidently say that while air capture is not some magical cheap solution, it is a viable and buildable technology producing carbon-neutral fuels the immediate future, and for removing carbon the long run."