CO2 Sequestration Breakthrough? Turning CO2 into fuel

October 9, 2008

Converting CO2 into basic hydrocarbons - C1 (methane), C2 (ethane) and C3 (propane) is a distinct possibility according to California based company Carbon Sciences.

By employing a technology called biocatalysts (which is simply using natural catalysts to perform chemical reactions) Carbon Sciences hope to bypass the problem of inefficient energy ratios which can render many CO2 recycling projects pointless.

Although some critics might not be enamored by the idea of recycling CO2 arguing that we should be emitting less rather than recycling a pollutant, reusing it may well prove effective in kick-starting a new carbon market, as well as helping clean up our increasingly polluted planet.

By Nicholas Bernhardt, EcoBizCheck


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