Irish firm aims to combat climate change with carbon-eating mechanical trees
Carbon Collect, whose ideas are based on proposals by German physicist Klaus Lackner, want to install fields of 10-metre-high ‘trees’ to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere
It’s a beguiling idea: a glistening steel column, ten metres tall when fully extended, filled with chemical-soaked tiles that simply draw carbon dioxide from the air, reducing emissions and slowing global warming.
According to an Irish company called Carbon Collect, that “mechanical tree” – based on a design first mooted by German physicist Klaus Lackner – could not only tackle the level of emissions produced each year, but also begin to chip away...
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