Trinidad: Carbon Capture Filter

Every year, the NXplorers programme runs awards programmes across the globe, celebrating the work of students and showcasing their impactful projects to their peers, their teachers and mentors as well as the wider community.

This year in Trinidad one winner Kaveer Phillips used NXthinking tools they learned to reimagine a carbon capture device to reduce emissions in engines.

The challenge

Using NXthinking tools, Kaveer Phillips explored how we can get closer to Carbon Net Zero without negatively affecting the energy sector – focusing in on the combustion engine as a major source of pollution, but an essential part of our energy economy.

The plan

Exploring existing infrastructure, Phillips identified vehicular emissions as a major opportunity for impact reduction, specifically within the exhaust fumes emitted from the engines of road vehicles.

The solution

Through the creation of a ‘Carbon Capture Filter’ prototype that removes a large volume of CO2 from the fumes emitted from engines, Phillips predicts that it could reduce carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles by up to 90%.

Top – Kaveer Phillips 1st place; Bottom left – Danielle Pacheco 2nd place; Bottom right – Mikella Hosien 3rd place." data-image="uo0xqfgqfwpy">Top – Kaveer Phillips 1st place; Bottom left – Danielle Pacheco 2nd place; Bottom right – Mikella Hosien 3rd place.
Top – Kaveer Phillips 1st place; Bottom left – Danielle Pacheco 2nd place; Bottom right – Mikella Hosien 3rd place." data-image="uo0xqfgqfwpy">
Top – Kaveer Phillips 1st place; Bottom left – Danielle Pacheco 2nd place; Bottom right – Mikella Hosien 3rd place.
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