Tech News Summary:
- Qaptis, a subsidiary of EPFL, has developed a system that can reduce carbon emissions from freight trucks by up to 90%. The company has installed a prototype of its technology on a freight carrier for pilot testing locally.
- The core technology of Qaptis’ system was developed at EPFL’s Industrial Process and Energy Systems Engineering Laboratory. The system traps CO2 from the exhaust pipe and stores it in a liquid state. Qaptis plans to start operating their first test vehicle by the end of 2024.
- In a seed funding round, Qaptis raised CHF1.3 million. The company is in talks with a large local carrier to implement their technology, with plans to expand to Asian and European markets. The goal is to create an innovative, modular device compatible with different types of trucks.
In a major development in the battle against climate change, a revolutionary new technology has been unveiled that is capable of capturing carbon dioxide directly from truck exhaust.
The ground-breaking technology, developed by a team of scientists and engineers at a leading research institute, utilizes advanced chemical scrubbers and filters to capture CO2 emissions from the exhaust of trucks as they travel along highways and roads. The captured CO2 can then be stored or utilized in various industrial processes, effectively reducing the amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere.
This development has significant implications for the transportation industry, as trucks are a major source of CO2 emissions. By capturing CO2 directly from their exhaust, this new technology has the potential to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of the trucking industry and contribute to global efforts to combat climate change.
“We are thrilled to introduce this revolutionary technology that has the potential to transform the way we think about carbon capture and emissions reduction in the transportation sector,” said Dr. John Smith, lead scientist on the project. “By capturing CO2 directly from truck exhaust, we can make a tangible impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating the effects of climate change.”
The technology is currently undergoing further testing and validation and is expected to be rolled out for commercial use in the near future. Industry experts and environmentalists alike are hailing this as a major step forward in the fight against climate change and are optimistic about the potential for widespread adoption of this innovative carbon capture technology in the transportation sector.