A new material that can selectively capture carbon dioxide (CO2) molecules and efficiently convert them into useful organic materials has been developed. The converted material can be used to make polyurethane, a material with a wide variety of applications including clothing, domestic appliances

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I’ve got a load of things that take carbon dioxide from the air and convert it into useful materials. They’re called trees.


I thought polyurethanes were plastics? Are we ok with plastics now? I’m so confused.


Polyurethane makes great sealant adhesive


Does anyone know if the PCPs need any excess energy to capture CO2?


Summary: Very expensive material can take CO2 and add them to large petroleum derived molecules to turn them into a precursors for plastics of very limited applicability. This is not an answer to anything.