US scientists tap into AI to develop new materials for carbon capture

Visualization of AI-guided assembly of MOFs for carbon capture

Researchers at the Argonne National Laboratory in the US have used artificial intelligence (AI) to develop a new class of materials that could help carbon capture and mitigate climate change.

Carbon capture is touted as the technology that could help us reduce our carbon emissions until less-carbon or carbon-free technologies become more mainstream. Multiple approaches to carbon capture are being attempted at industrial facilities to capture carbon dioxide from the air directly. Still, a low-cost solution has yet to be discovered.

Costs of scaling up carbon capture methods are likely to become feasible once a suitable alternative has been found, and this could have disastrous effects on our efforts to combat climate change.