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I know that it is possible to harness some waste gasses, such as methane from landfills, as a source of energy. Is it possible to do the same with carbon emissions, thereby reducing emissions and producing energy?
Question Date: 2009-05-20
Answer 1:

While methane and carbon emissions are both waste gases, carbon does not have the chemical potential when burned or used to generate energy. Methane can be burned and can thus be harnessed as an energy source.

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