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Energy Company Makes Shoes From Power Plant Carbon Emissions

An energy company is turning its carbon dioxide emissions into a footprint that doesn't tread on the earth's atmosphere.

An energy company is turning its carbon dioxide emissions into a footprint that doesn't tread on the earth's atmosphere.
Instead of releasing the climate change culprit into the atmosphere, NRG is advancing carbon capturing technology to keep carbon emissions in check.

In order to collect their carbon, NRG cooled their emissions and separated out the carbon dioxide for another purpose.
That collected carbon became base for polymers, or long chains of carbon atoms, that NRG uses to make shoes.
Though only five pairs have been produced, the footwear is composed of 75 percent carbon emissions.

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