Blue Canyon is the name given to a new technology which is being trialled at the University of Auckland, which aims to capture CO2 from the air.
Blue Canyon is a carbon capture technology that combines solar thermal capture with a process of electrolysis to extract CO2.
Its development was first announced in December 2016, and it has been used to capture around 10kg of CO2 a day.
Scientists say the technology will help to mitigate the effects of climate change and boost the supply of fuel for the industry, which relies heavily on coal.
But they have been hampered by a lack of technology, particularly for large installations.
The University of Canterbury has announced that it will begin using Blue Canyon at its research site in Canterbury, New Zealand, in 2018.
University of Auckland Professor Simon Williams said: “We are using a new process that is more efficient than previous approaches, which means that it is much less polluting than other forms of technology.”
This means we are able to capture more CO2, and we can deliver it to a greater number of sites.
“However, the technology is still in the early stages of development, and the team are working with the National Grid to find out how to best use it.
They have also applied for a licence to develop the technology in New Zealand.
How does it work?
The Blue Canyon process involves the use of a large electrolytic device that produces a stream of liquid electrolyte called water.
The process works like this: The liquid electrolytes are mixed into a solution, which is then placed into a glass tube, which acts as a condenser.
A pressure-sensitive device called a filter is then applied to the electrolyte solution.
Then, a large flow of water is allowed to build up in the tube until it reaches a predetermined volume.
Once it reaches that volume, the filter is removed and the water is collected.
This process is repeated until the amount of water in the solution reaches a certain level.
As the amount is gradually reduced, the device is gradually activated, which removes the liquid from the electrolytes.
What is the cost?
Blue Accel uses an advanced technology to extract and capture CO3.
It takes about five to 10 minutes for the process to be used at the site, and costs around $1.6m (£1.2m).
It will be rolled out at the university’s research facility in Christchurch, New South Wales, in 2020, with a commercial launch planned for 2021.