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Trapping CO2 into concrete to be cheaper

Mitsubishi Chemical teams with partners to promote carbon capture

Smoke and steam billow the chimneys of a power station on the outskirts of Beijing. China is the world's biggest emitter of the greenhouse gasses and is struggling to curb output.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Sixteen Japanese companies will support efforts to capture carbon dioxide emissions and turn them into fuel and industrial materials, seeking to mitigate damage to the environment caused by the continued use of fossil fuels, Nikkei has learned.

While governments and investors gradually shun fossil fuel energy in a shift to renewable sources, CO2-spewing coal-fired power plants remain an important part of the electricity supply in much of the world. 

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