A breakthrough that might turn CO2 into ethanol at room temperature, discovered by publicly-funded researchers

Signal of change / A breakthrough that might turn CO2 into ethanol at room temperature, discovered by publicly-funded researchers

By Michelle Lai / 20 Oct 2016

"OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 12, 2016—In a new twist to waste-to-fuel technology, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into ethanol. Their finding, which involves nanofabrication and catalysis science, was serendipitous."



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