Making the most of CO2

Making the most of CO2

Carbon dioxide emissions are bad for the environment; they drive climate change. Two German companies are working on technology to harness CO2 as a raw material to make other products.
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A McLaren marked with an LT has been stripped down to its bare bones. The 600LT Spider is the lightest car in its class. The uncompromising development aim was reducing its weight by 90 kg.
Vintage: the 1937 Opel Olympia

Vintage: the 1937 Opel Olympia

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The Baltic Sea island of Rugen

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