3M invests in nanomaterial pollution control company GoNano

GoNano, based in Moscow, Idaho, uses its silica-based Nanospring technology in catalytic converters, carbon dioxide capture and recycling as well as flow reactors.

3M said Tuesday that it has invested in GoNano Technologies, a company that develops nanomaterials used it in pollution control.

The investment was made through 3M's venture business.

GoNano, based in Moscow, Idaho, uses its silica-based Nanospring technology in catalytic converters, carbon dioxide capture and recycling as well as flow reactors.

The company hatched in 2007 after a decade as a collaboration between Washington State University and the University of Idaho.

Here's how GoNano's carbon capture works:

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