Breakthrough as scientists might have found a way to capture carbon emissions cheaply

Pellets of aluminium formate could be the carbon-capture substance we’re looking for.

cartoon draing of ALF: smokestack spewing CO2 on one side, metal organic framework capturing carbon dioxide molecules on the other
Aluminium formate, or ALF, is a metal-organic framework which captures CO2 molecules (purple) very efficiently. Credit: B. Hayes / NIST