Saturday, March 27, 2010

Promising CO2 Scrubber Made From Ingredient in Hair Conditioners

The following was posted on March 26, 2010 by Magnolia Afable on a specialized LinkedIn blog:
A new technology that uses aminosilicones, a product found in hair conditioners and fabric softeners, has proven successful in removing 90 percent of the carbon dioxide from the simulated flue gases created by coal-fired power plant Read more at
My response to this is that it seems that science has many answers to the problem of greenhouse gases ... but industry has next to zero interest in getting from academic science to applied science.

Why is this?

As a believer in "efficient market economics" the answer is that the profit driver of the market gets the wrong answer for society as a whole. Why should an industry care if the cost of pollution is not taken into account. If the methodology of Community Analytics (CA) was being used there would be a very different perception of the performance of the industry.

Peter Burgess
Community Analytics (CA)

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