Shoes From Carbon Emissions

Carbon dioxide emissions does a huge impact into a global warming. Could we capture carbon from emissions? Energy company NRG finds a way to capture carbon by making a shoe, that is made almost entirely out of carbon dioxide emissions. Shoe is composed of 75% carbon emissions from a fossil fuel burning power plant. The Shoe material was collected from cooled emissions, where carbon dioxide was separated out and used as a base for the polymers.

The zero-carbon sneaker is not available for sale. Only five pairs were created in promotion of the Carbon XPrize. The competition challenges everyone to turn carbon emissions into everyday product. Today most of the carbon capture technologies are very costly to reach mass production stage. There is still an increased interest in carbon capture technologies, and this could help significantly mitigate the future impacts to climate change.

Source: HuffingtonPost