Key to speeding up carbon sequestration discovered

Key to speeding up carbon sequestration discovered

 

Image_Credit--Adam Subhas-Caltech

Image credit: Adam Subhas/Caltech

 

From EurekAlert.org via Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, comes some very hopeful news for the planet:

Scientists at Caltech and USC have discovered a way to speed up the slow part of the chemical reaction that ultimately helps the earth to safely lock away, or sequester, carbon dioxide into the ocean. Simply adding a common enzyme to the mix, the researchers have found, can make that rate-limiting part of the process go 500 times faster.

A paper about the work appears online the week of July 17 ahead of publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

 

 

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