Carbon dioxide can be future fuel source

July 31, 2014 2:41 PM

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In a significant breakthrough, scientists have synthesised a catalyst that improves the system for converting waste carbon dioxide into syngas — a precursor of gasoline and other energy-rich products.

Scientists from University of Illinois in Chicago developed a unique two-step catalytic process that uses molybdenum disulfide and an ionic liquid to “reduce”, or transfer electrons, to carbon dioxide in a chemical reaction.

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