The Ames Laboratory at Iowa State University has announced a new hybrid catalyst that converts carbon dioxide into ethylene in one pot. The catalyst was developed by scientists from Ames National Laboratory, Iowa State University, University of Virginia, and Columbia University. This catalyst supports the world net-zero carbon initiative by using carbon dioxide (CO2) recycling […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Engineers at the University of Illinois Chicago have built a machine that captures carbon from flue gas and converts it to ethylene. The device integrates a carbon capture system with an ethylene conversion system for the first time. The system not only runs on electricity, but it also removes more carbon from the environment […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… UCLA scientists have developed nanoscale copper wires with specially shaped surfaces to catalyze a chemical reaction that reduces CO2 gas emissions  recycling  the CO2 while generating ethylene – a valuable chemical simultaneously. The Caltech and the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering team demonstrated the new catalyst to efficiently convert carbon dioxide into ethylene, which […]

University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering’s engineering team has adapted technology from fuel cells to do the reverse: harness electricity to make valuable chemicals from waste carbon (CO2). Usual fuel cells turn chemicals into electricity, now the technology has been reversed. Professor Ted Sargent, one of the senior authors of the paper […]

University of Toronto engineers have designed a most efficient and stable process for recycling carbon dioxide into a key chemical building block for plastics – all powered using renewable electricity. The new technology takes a substantial step towards enabling manufacturers to create plastics out of two key ingredients: sunshine and pollution. Today, non-renewable fossil fuels […]

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