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You and I and all of life are made from carbon, the stuff of stardust (basis for the song, "We Are All Made of Stars"). Carbon is both fascinating and frustrating. Arranged one way, carbon is one of the softest substances (graphite) known to humanity, arranged another way, it is also one of the hardest (diamonds)! Carbon can bond with up to four atoms, including itself, and so is ubiquitous, in life, and, unfortunately, our atmosphere, where it contributes to climate change. Carbon bonds easily with many elements but then is remarkably stable, making it difficult to capture and remove. Learn about how scientists and engineers are trying to remove carbon from our air and prevent it from getting there in the first place, inside a giant nanotube made of carbon!

CCUS 2020: Delivering Clean & Sustainable Growth https://www.ccsassociation.org/events/ccus-2020-delivering-clean-and-sustainable-growth

Facts About Carbon https://www.livescience.com/28698-facts-about-carbon.html

CO2 adsorption by graphite https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/co2-adsorption-in-graphite-2ce10e08350744cc96dc5f2a5851eb8e

Carbon Capture Journal http://www.carboncapturejournal.com/news/researchers-find-new-material-for-co2-storage/3430.aspx?Category=a

Converting CO2 to nanotubes https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2018/05/23/these-could-revolutionize-the-world-pint-cracks-code-to-cheap-small-carbon-nanotubes

Are We Really All Made of Stars? https://www.livescience.com/32828-humans-really-made-stars.html

https://theecologist.org/2020/nov/13/carbon-dioxide-removal-sucks

Fundamentals point to carbon capture https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-019-0462-4

HYDROGEN STRATEGY Enabling A Low-Carbon Economy https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2020/07/f76/USDOEFEHydrogenStrategyJuly2020.pdf


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