Scientists use copper to turn CO2 into sustainable fuel – Interesting Engineering

March 26, 2024 | by magnews24.com

Scientists use copper to turn CO2 into sustainable fuel

Scientists have devised an approach where copper atoms help turn planet-warming carbon dioxide gas (CO2) into a sustainable fuel.

By shining light on an activated material, the team succeeded in generating methanol, which can replace fossil fuels.

The build-up of CO2 in the atmosphere is raising global temperatures and accelerating climate change.

A by-product of burning carbon-based fuels, CO2 can be cycled back into products. These products can be used again, setting up a circular economy around them.

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