October 19, 2016

...AND CHEAPER...:

Scientists just accidentally figured out how to turn CO2 into fuel in a breakthrough study (Leanna Garfield , 10/19/16, Business Insider)

Scientists in Tennessee claim that, somewhat serendipitously, they converted carbon dioxide into ethanol.

The researchers, who work at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, developed a process that adds "nano-spikes" -- essentially tiny bursts -- of carbon and copper to CO2 to transform it into ethanol, the type of alcohol found in hand sanitizer and alcoholic drinks.

Ethanol can also be turned into fuel -- gasoline in Brazil contains more than 25% ethanol -- which is why the scientists are calling the discovery a "twist to waste-to-fuel technology."

Posted by at October 19, 2016 6:22 PM

  

« THE TRADINGEST PRESIDENCY EVER: | Main | I'M MELTING...: »