New technology which was developed at the University of Waterloo could make a huge impact in our fight against carbon dioxide by using this greenhouse gas to convert it into many types of useful fuels and valuable items.
Framed in a review distributed today in the diary Nature Energy, the framework yields multiple times more carbon monoxide (CO) – which can be utilized to make ethanol, methane, and other positive substances – than existing, limited-scope advancements currently restricted to testing in research centers.
The individual cells from the gases could be used to make reactors of any size which makes the technology customizable! This technology could be installed on-site as well. For example, this could be installed at factories where CO2 emissions are emitted.
Let’s hope that we continue to invent to make our Earth a better place to live for future generations to come.
Author: Sri Nihal Tammana
Source: University of Waterloo
PC: Dr. Zhongwei Chen, a chemical engineering professor at the University of Waterloo