Researchers develop new carbon capture concept for trucks


Researchers at EPFL, a technical university located in Lausanne, Geneva, have developed a new carbon capture concept which has the ability to cut trucks’ CO2 emissions by almost 90%.

The concept captures the CO2 within the exhaust system, converts it into a liquid and stores it on the vehicle. The liquid CO2 would then be delivered to a service station where it could be turned back into fuel using renewable energy. 

The project is being coordinated by the Industrial Process and Energy Systems Engineering group, led by François Maréchal, at EPFL’s School of Engineering.

The scientists propose to combine several technologies developed at EFL to capture CO2 and convert it from a gas to a liquid in a process that recovers most of the energy available onboard, such as the heat from the engine.

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