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Fired up: Musk wants to turn CO2 from atmosphere into rocket fuel

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Fired up: Musk wants to turn CO2 from atmosphere into rocket fuel

The TIME magazine Person of the Year’s plan would rely on untested carbon-removal technology

Bruce Einhorn

Billionaire Elon Musk is pushing ahead with an attempt to use emissions contributing to climate change, tweeting that his rocket company will launch a programme to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and use it to power spacecraft.

The chair and CEO of Space Exploration Technologies announced the project on December 13, shortly after being named Person of the Year by TIME magazine. 

“SpaceX is starting a programme to take CO2 out of atmosphere & turn it into rocket fuel,” he tweeted...

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