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Capturing CO2 directly from the air could lead to negative emissions, but more efficient technologies are still required. Now, researchers use a multi-stage cycle based on amino acids and organic salts to capture CO2 from air, which can be released with concentrated solar power.

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  1. Georgia Institute of Technology in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Atlanta, GA, USA

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The author holds stock in a company that pursues direct air capture. The company is privately held and deploys technology different from that disclosed in ref. 2. The author has no managerial control of the company.

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