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World Economic Forum Meeting Includes Discussion of How Quantum Computing Could Help Mediate Climate Change

By IQT News posted 18 Dec 2019

(WorldEconomicForum) The report from the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting included reference to how quantum computing’s advancements can help mediate the effects of climate.
The discussion included
*Advances in quantum computing could help us simulate large complex molecules.
*These simulations could uncover new catalysts for carbon capture that are cheaper and more efficient than current models.
*We can currently simulate small molecules up to a few dozen qubits but need to scale this to the order of 1 million
Imagine being able to cheaply and easily “suck” carbon (carbon capture) directly out of our atmosphere. Such a capability would be hugely powerful in the fight against climate change and advance us towards the ambitious global climate goals set.  But is carbon capture science fiction? Well, maybe not. Quantum computing may be just the tool we need to design such a clean, safe and easy-to-deploy innovation.

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