An International Space Station (ISS) National Lab investigation that recently launched on Northrop Grumman CRS-10 could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions on Earth. The investigation, from Houston-based startup Cemsica, aims to leverage microgravity to improve the manufacture of artificial membranes that could be used to separate and capture carbon dioxide from gases released during energy production.
Knowledge gained from synthesizing the membranes in microgravity could be applied to improve the manufacturing process back on the ground. Results from this project could lead not only to improved membranes but also to membranes that are more energy- and cost-efficient. Learn more about Cemsica’s investigation in the video below and in the NASA article, “Improved Membrane Technology Creates Tiny Pores with Big Impact.”