Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Carbon Sequestration Fact or Fiction: Swedish Company Claims Invention Of Gas That Neutralizes Carbon Dioxide

It sounds too good to be true.  A Swedish company, HydroInfra Technologies, claims it has invented a "hydrogen-nano gas" that neutralizes carbon dioxide emissions.

Most things that sound too good to be true turn out to be exactly that.  So, hydrogen-nano gas may be fiction and not fact.

But I am hoping that this hydrogen-nano gas is fact or some other economic means of sequestering carbon dioxide can be developed in the next decade.  Without an effective way of sequestering carbon sequestration, stopping concentrations of carbon dioxide from reaching a dangerous 500 parts per million is probably impossible.


  1. Reacting hydrogen with carbon dioxide would give you methane and water. Would be a great idea except for the energy required to separate the hydrogen initially.

    Carbon sequestration is a fantasy. Experiments with small volumes have had mixed results. Often gas just leaks back to surface, in some cases carbonating the aquifer. There just is not a lot of empty space underground to store stuff. Anything pumped down will be either displacing brine or lifting rock. The idea that quantities of carbon dioxide large enough to make a dent in atmospheric levels of the gas could be sequestered permanently underground is ridiculous.

  2. This is as legitimate as it gets. The technology has already been vetted by independent testing services. As we speak, it is being employed on ships, and power plants are very interested in utilizing the technology. You will soon see that this is everything that they claim.