Back in the black: hydrothermal carbonization of plant material as an efficient chemical process to treat the CO2 problem?

  title={Back in the black: hydrothermal carbonization of plant material as an efficient chemical process to treat the CO2 problem?},
  author={M. Titirici and Arne Thomas and M. Antonietti},
  journal={New Journal of Chemistry},
A chemical process, hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) of low value biomass, is discussed as a tool for the sequestration of atmospheric CO2. Via the available biomass, CO2 can be transformed into an efficient deposited form of carbon, i.e. hardly degradable peat or carbonaceous soil. 

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