Novel Carbon Dioxide Utilization Technologies: A Means to an End

Yusra Warsi, Vladimir Kabanov, Peter Zhou, Apoorv Sinha
2020 Frontiers in Energy Research  
Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) is an essential feature of climate mitigation. With current techniques falling short in terms of performance, cost, and environmental integrity, novel CO 2 utilization has the potential to create a multi-billion dollar commodity market that is capable of sequestering large amounts of CO 2 from the atmosphere. To achieve this, significant development in terms of government funding, policy change, and research is needed. This review highlights the current state of
more » ... urrent state of novel CO 2 utilization technologies. The paper evaluates their future prospects by drawing parallels with two successfully developed hardware-heavy technologies of the last 50 years, namely the solar and the automobile industries. Both technologies have had radically different commercialization pathways, and offer important insights on facilitating and accelerating the development of novel CO 2 utilization technologies to meet critically relevant climate targets.
doi:10.3389/fenrg.2020.574147 fatcat:svdobuuytjacddqc6u4qmx3fzy