Making methanol for use as a renewable energy carrier.
We have recently learned that the high levels of carbon dioxide we breathe for extended periods inside planes can cause neurological problems.
Various approaches for converting CO2 and H2O to liquid hydrocarbons using solar energy involve electro/photo/thermochemical catalytic processes and combinations thereof exist.
Greener catalytic ammonia synthesis requires robust control experiments to eliminate artifacts.
Imagine a scenario where CO2 greenhouse gas emissions could be used to desalinate briny water. This would be a creative way of killing two birds with one stone, namely helping to ameliorate global-warming-induced climate change and producing high quality water for agriculture and drinking purposes.
A fascinating approach for utilizing the chemical energy contained in the carbon–hydrogen bonds of methane without the co-production of carbon dioxide in the combustion process is discussed.
Increasing the Supply of Renewable Electricity Creates Potential Energy Storage Applications for Synthetic Fuels Aggressive CO2 reduction targets are stimulating the conversion of fossil-fuel-powered electricity systems into renewable low-carbon systems. This energy...
The intermittent nature of renewable wind and solar energy arising from fluctuations in weather conditions requires the development of efficient and cost-effective large-scale energy-storage systems to create a steady supply of electrical energy for most applications.
Of interest to the field of CO2 utilization is the adaptation of the above described energy storage system into one capable of fixing CO2 into a useful product, in this particular case carbon.
Is the electrification of the global fleet of automobiles and trucks truly a panacea for curbing greenhouse gas emissions, stabilizing global warming and ameliorating climate change or, rather, is it merely a way of shifting the problem from conventional internal combustion to electric vehicles?