New Catalyst Could Lead To Low-Cost Production Of Clean Methanol

March 3, 2014 8:21 AM

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New Catalyst Could Lead To Low-Cost Production Of Clean Methanol

An international research team has discovered a potentially clean, low-cost way to convert carbon dioxide into methanol, a key ingredient in the production of plastics, adhesives and solvents, and a promising fuel for transportation.

Scientists from Stanford University, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the Technical University of Denmark combined theory and experimentation to identify a new nickel-gallium catalyst that converts hydrogen and carbon dioxide into methanol with fewer side-products than the conventional catal...

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