Now that's using your noggin': Michael Trachtenberg, the founder and CEO of Carbozyme and a former neuroscientist, wants to employ an enzyme commonly found in the brain as the basis for a technology that would remove carbon dioxide from various gas mixtures having energy or environmental significance. Carbonic anhydrase, an enzyme that allows the brain to process carbon dioxide, would be used in a scaleable liquid membrane permeator to catalyze the conversion of captured carbon dioxide to bicarbonate ions, which could then easily be disposed or reused in another capacity.

The membrane-based permeator relies on a very energy-efficient gas...

Originally from TreeHugger on July 13, 2007, 9:30am

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