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February 12, 2024 - WorldOra Carbon News

Implementing vanadium peroxides as direct air carbon capture … Royal Society of Chemistry, Oregon State University Research Paper on DAC improvements, Vanadium for CO2 Scrubbing. article on Vanadium, Steve Lundeberg, Feb 12 2024 - The element is vanadium, and research by Oregon State University scientists, published in Chemical Science, has demonstrated the ability of vanadium peroxide molecules to react with and bind carbon dioxide—an important step toward improved technologies for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

The study is part of a $24 million federal effort to develop new methods for direct air capture, or DAC, of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that's produced by the burning of fossil fuels and is associated with climate change.

Facilities that filter carbon from the air have begun to spring up around the globe but they're still in their infancy. Technologies for mitigating carbon dioxide at the point of entry into the atmosphere, such as at power plants, are more well developed. Both types of carbon capture will likely be needed if the Earth is to avoid the worst outcomes of climate change, scientists say.

Ethiopia becomes first country to ban ICE vehicles- Clean Technica, Zachary Shahan, February 8, 2024 - Ethiopia is taking that extra step and making decisive actions for the benefit of its citizens. Details are a little thin at this point, but the Ethiopian Ministry of Transport and Logistics, Alemu Sime, recently stated that the country will not allow cars that are not electric to enter the market. “A decision has been made that automobiles cannot enter Ethiopia unless they are electric ones,” stated Sime.

“One of the reasons behind this decision is Ethiopia’s inability to afford importing gasoline due to limited foreign exchange resources — according to the minister,” APA News writes.

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