Doug Vining Another catalyst

A startup called Liquid Light is also working to develop efficient catalysts to capture carbon dioxide and convert it into useful chemicals. The key word here is 'efficiently' because it can be done if cost is no object, but it needs to become economically viable.
http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/12/technology/recycling-carbon-dioxide-liquid-light/
Posted: 26 February 2016 at 06:47

Doug Vining Solar fuel and clean air

Solar power works, but it's not very efficient, mainly because it only uses a small part of the sun's light spectrum, mainly UV. What if we could make a photo-reactor that used visible light to generate chemicals? That's what a chemistry professor in Florida has developed. A metal organic framework (MOF) that uses blue light to convert CO2 into usable carbon-based fuels. The idea is to 'clean' the air of excess carbon, and generate energy at the same time. That could be pretty nifty technology, if it manages to make its way out of the lab!
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Posted: 26 April 2017 at 09:26
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