Article: OSU researchers say 'clean coal' process captures 99% of carbon dioxide - The Columbus Dispatch

Feb 8th, 2013

Ohio State University researchers say they have developed a way to create energy using coal while capturing 99 percent of carbon dioxide. The trick, they say, is not burning the fossil fuel, but using a chemical reaction to draw its energy.

This, they say, is a huge step toward the promise of “clean coal,” something President Barack Obama has touted as the future of energy production in the United States.

Using a process that OSU researchers call Coal-Direct Chemical Looping, they were able to to chemically burn coal for 203 straight hours — longer than any other test worldwide, according to a university press release.


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