Researchers Trying to Discover New Methods for Recycling CO2

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 11:09

Researchers of University of Wisconsin Oshkosh are searching for a new method to convert carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide.

According to the university official website, senior Kara Gillette, of Oshkosh, in cooperation with assistant professor of chemistry Sheri Lense, are working to explore methods for converting carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide.

“Carbon dioxide emissions have been on the rise since the Industrial Revolution,” Gillette said. “It’s a huge problem that we need to solve.”

Finding an efficient and cost-effective way to recycle carbon dioxide would have both ecological and economic benefits. “[Carbon monoxide] is more reactive and thus more useful for producing chemicals of use … like synthetic fuels and plastics,” Gillette said.

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