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Efficient carbon dioxide to methanol production process advanced [Registered]

Researchers from The University of Texas at Arlington are pioneering a new method for using carbon dioxide to make liquid methanol fuel by using copper oxide nanowires and sunlight. The process is safer, simpler and less expensive than previous methods to convert the greenhouse gas associated with climate change to a useful product, said the lead researcher Krishnan Rajeshwar. Researchers began by coating the walls of copper oxide, CuO, nanorods with crystallites made from another form of copper oxide, Cu2O. In the lab, they submerged those rods in a water-based solution rich in CO2. Irradiating the combination with simulated sunlight…

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