A team of researchers, including Dr. Tom Woo, full time professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences at the University of Ottawa, have developed materials that could capture greenhouse gases before they even hit the atmosphere.

They found a way to facilitate the carbon capture process, which is notoriously energy intensive and expensive.

According to Peter Boyd, lead author of this research and a former uOttawa Ph.D. student: “Canada is a leader in carbon capture, with the World’s first coal burning power plant that captures the CO2 from its combustion flue gas (Boundary Dam Power Station in Saskatchewan). I’m proud to be part of a research team that continues to work towards finding ways to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We designed new materials that could be part of practical, low-cost solutions for carbon reduction on a global scale.”

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