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.