Scientists find a way to convert CO2 emissions into chemical building blocks for fuel
Till now, it was believed that transforming harmful CO2 emissions into useful products is an expensive and complicated process. But a team of chemical engineers from UNSW, Sydney, has come up with a technology that helps convert harmful carbon dioxide emissions into chemical building blocks to make useful industrial products like fuel and plastics.
If adopted on a large scale, the process could give the world breathing space as it transitions towards a green economy.
In a paper published recently in the journal Advanced Energy Materials, Dr Rahman Daiyan and Dr Emma Lovell from UNSW’s School of Chemical Engineering detail a way of creating nanoparticles that promote conversion of waste carbon dioxide into useful industrial components.
The researchers say this method is cheaper and more scalable to the requirements of heavy industry than what is available today.