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Enzymes feasting on C02 will combat global warming
Written by Gizmo   
Wednesday, 09 August 2006 08:08

From The Inquirer :

"A significant advance that might have potential to reverse global warming has been developed, but yet to be commercialised on a large scale.

The technology provides a biochemical means to safely scrub CO2 from concentrated sources of the gas, like smokestacks of numerous types. The advance was enabled by isolation of the enzyme in animals that removes Carbon Dioxide from blood to permit exhaling CO2 gas. Application of a spot of gene cloning can make this technology fix commercially practical."

This could be a big deal, as current methods of scrubbing CO2 are rather expensive.  This could also have applications besides removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere; e.g. use in submarines and spacecraft.

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