Scientists say we’re on the cusp of a carbon dioxide–recycling revolution

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Post by Guest on Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:52 pm

Every year, the billions of metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) we release into the atmosphere add to the growing threat of climate change. But what if we could simply recycle all that wasted CO2and turn it into something useful?

By adding electricity, water, and a variety of catalysts, scientists can reduce CO2 into short molecules such as carbon monoxide and methane, which they can then combine to form more complex hydrocarbon fuels like butane. Now, researchers think we could be on the cusp of a CO2-recycling revolution, which would capture CO2 from power plants—and maybe even directly from the atmosphere—and convert it into these fuels at scale, they report today in Joule.


Science talked with one of the study’s authors, materials scientists and graduate student Phil De Luna at the University of Toronto in Canada, about how CO2 recycling works—and what the future holds for these technologies. This interview has been edited for clarity and length.


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Post by 'Wolfie on Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:48 pm

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Simply planting out a few billion more trees would be too simple (and nowhere near profitable enough  !!!) for those technocrats, wouldn't it...

Nope, spend lots of money, waste lots more electricity (coal-fired, of course --  producing even more pollution in the process..), while making more (well paid..) work for themselves..

Planting out more trees would be more environmentally friendly, more productive, more practical, and easier and better on local economies, at the 'local community' level..

That however wouldn't be making extra profits for big busineess, would it !  And those businesses in turn will never admit how their own coal mining, industrial, corporate_agri-business, oil-burning, land clearing and tree-felling business activities caused the problems in the first place, will they..

These latest ideas are just as looney as the idea of shooting mankind's excess garbage into the sun,  or building mile-high factory farms to feed future cities...

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Post by nicko on Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:04 am

Here in England we have just completed the planting of a Million tree's across the Country to be called " The National Forest"!
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Post by Original Quill on Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:08 am

nicko wrote:Here in England we have just completed the planting of a Million tree's across the Country to be called " The National Forest"!

A million trees...all in England? I would call that "root-bound".

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