Turning CO2 pollution into fuel

Adrian's Villa - Tivoli (Italy)

Sometimes I feel there is a glimmer of hope:

Researchers found a way to convert a mixture of carbon dioxide (CO2) into natural gas, using nanotubes powered only by natural sunlight.

According to Craig Grimes, from Pennsylvania State University, such devices offer a new way to take carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and convert it into fuel or other chemicals, effectively cutting the effect of fossil fuel emissions on the global climate.

"If you tried to build a commercial system using what we have accomplished to date, you'd go broke," admits Grimes, but he is confident that commercially viable results are possible. (Full)

Discovered via The Road Daily

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