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CSIRO trial captures power station carbon emissions

CSIRO scientists say a trial capturing carbon emissions from a power station in southern Queensland's South Burnett region has been successful. The Federal Government body has spent the past three years using a special liquid to capture carbon from the flue at the Tarong Power station, north of Toowoomba. Dr Paul Feron says the small trial plant used chemical compounds called amines to reduce emissions by 90 per cent. "The next step is to come up with better technology, better liquids which can absorb more CO2, which take a lot less energy to generate," he said. "Those are things that we're currently developing in the lab."

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