In the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Change of the Climate that it’s not pretty enough to reduce some of the carbon outputs from the atmosphere, but we need active material in near future to reduce it at large scale. However, in a recent development, the MIT engineers have discovered that a new material can easily pull carbon from the air and use it to become strong and patch itself.
The material is actually a hydrogel matrix, which is made up of an aminopropyl methacrylamide and glucose polymers and the enzyme which is typically called glucose oxidase. The main active ingredients are chloroplasts which are bit of plant cells and have potential to catalyze light during the process of photosynthesis. In this case, the chloroplasts were extracted from the spinach leaves and planted inside the hydrogel, where the chloroplast get to work plucking carbon from the surrounding air. The material on consuming carbon was converted into solid form and also gained mass.
Scientists stress on developing improved Version of Material
Developing a material that can consume ample amount of carbon dioxide from the surrounding is likely to pave way for innovations in the material science. Furthermore, the main motive behind the discovery is to neutralize the carbon from the surroundings through the usage of the material.
The researchers are further developing the properties of the material before it is introduced into the market. Moreover the scientists are still developing new versions of the synthetic material that have the capacity to function for longer period.