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Twenty four hours before the greatest scientific experiment of our time gets underway at CERN's Large Hadron Collider, political and scientific dignitaries assembled at a site a few hundred miles north east of the French/Swiss border at a site in Germany to inaugurate another groundbreaking engineering test.

Whilst this project isn't attempting to work out how the world came into existence, it may go some way to preserving our life on it as Swedish energy company Vattenfall officially switches on the world's first pilot plant to test a method of carbon capture and storage (CCS) which it hopes will become commercially viable.

Located at Vattenfall's Schwarze Pumpe power station in Brandenburg, the pilot project will utilize oxyfuel combustion technology. Read full article »

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