Greener Days Ahead for Carbon Fuels
by Theresa Duque
December 17, 2018
MSE graduate student Yanwei Lum and adjunct professor Joel Ager have discovered that a simple copper-based catalyst can be used to electrochemically convert carbon dioxide selectively to commodity chemicals such as ethylene and ethanol. Selective production of the desired product reduces the need for expensive separation steps and thus advances considerably the commercial viability of using renewable electricity to manufacture chemicals. Read full story here.
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