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Pollution-Harvesting Towers

The Synth[e]tech[e]cology Tower Turns Pollution into Fuel

— June 29, 2013 — Eco
Transforming pollution into fuel, the Synth[e]tech[e]cology project aims to transform London's BT Tower into a pollution harvesting powerhouse. Conceived by designer Chang-Yeob Lee, the Synth[e]tech[e]cology is a proposal to help with London's pollution problem. Since the BT Tower is located in an area with a concentration of high pollution, it is in a prime position to collect pollutants.

Spanning 620 feet, the tower will clean the air while creating a bio-fuel. The technology works by taking petrol fumes and extracting carbon from them. The resulting material can be used as an energy source.

In addition to harvesting pollution, the tower also aims to act as a research laboratory. Lee hopes that a redesigned tower can be used by scientists to look at resources in our atmosphere.
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