07 Jul Printer Ink From Pollution
What it is: What if the black carbon found in air pollution could be transformed into industrial paint? That’s exactly what Sbalabs is doing with Kaalink: “repurposing pollution’s carbon capture to industrial-grade raw material for [the] printing industry (inks, pigments, paints, etc).
Why it’s important: With aftereffects like premature death, bronchitis, heart attacks and aggravated asthma, air pollution is definitely a billion-person problem. This process takes carbon out of the air and turns it into a raw material with thousands of industrial applications — now that’s turning scarcity into abundance!
Spotted by Rajat Gupta