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CO2 as a source of energy

The search for alternative energy sometimes makes strange bedfellows. Environmental technologists at Wageningen UR and water technology centre Wetsus developed a method to generate electricity using the difference in CO2 concentrations between flue gas and regular air.

They use membranes to create a difference in current and are able to affordably generate 6 to 10 percent more electricity without emitting additional greenhouse gasses. The researchers are currently trying to turn this technology into a marketable product. This is how Wageningen UR contributes to improving the quality of life.

If this technology is applied throughout the world, we can easily meet the Kyoto climate goals.
Cees Buisman, professor Biological Recovery and Reuse Technology at Wageningen University and director of Wetsus.

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