CRC collaborators seek economic motive to reduce carbon emissions

Reducing CO2 emissions costs money. Existing technology of trapping CO2 and pumping it underground consumes a significant part of the power produced by the plant, raising the price of electricity.

J. Karl Johnson, Pitt CRC Associate Director and Professor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, and other Pitt CRC collaborators work to develop technology that not only reduces emissions but creates incentives to reduce emissions by transforming captured CO2 into valuable fuels and chemicals, offsetting capture costs while creating a possible profit motive.