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As an alternative to pumping CO2 underground, a Texas project will use flue gases from burning coal as ingredients to make baking soda and other industrial chemicals.
If it smells, it sells. That could be the motto for a new wave of business efforts looking for good, new ways to use old stuff.
Carbon Sciences says it can transform the ubiquitous greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into a harmless solid fairly cheaply. We shall see.
The Canadian province is going to be one of the first to pay big bucks to bury its fumes.
Coal is probably a fact of life. The problem is how to burn it. We answer some of questions surrounding the fuel and how scientists might make it more eco-friendly. Photos: Coal addiction
A start-up in Texas says it can turn the carbon dioxide emitted by power plants into baking soda. Photos: Fumes turned baking soda