This file photo taken on Augut 27, 2010 shows the skyline of "Aker Brygge," the Norwegian capital's waterfront and entertainment area, as a break in the cloud cover lets light in, at dusk in Oslo. / AFP / ODD ANDERSEN
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Oslo's main waste incinerator began the world's first experiment to capture carbon dioxide from the fumes of burning rubbish Monday, hoping to develop technology to enlist the world's trash in slowing global warming.The Klemetsrud incinerator emits more than 300,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, or 0.6 percent of Norway's man-made emissions.The test plant, in five containers feeding exhaust gases through a series of pipes and filters, will capture carbon dioxide at a rate equivalent to 2,000 tonnes a year until the end of April.Officials declined to discuss costs but said the price of emitting carbon dioxide in the European Union emissions trading market would have to be far above a current 6 euros ($6.50) per tonne for the technology to be feasible at scale.
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