Scientists are working on Carbon-Free Substitutes For Fossil Fuels!

Newsum |  Author : Akanksha Choudhary       Published Nov 25 2022

Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have discovered a new method for producing solar fuels!

Through artificial photosynthesis, the process will turn CO2 into liquid acetate, a necessary component for creating solar fuels.

According to the researchers' theory, CO would adhere to the surface of copper, causing the asymmetric coupling of CO and CH3 groups to generate acetate.

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The new strategy, described in Nature Catalysis, might advance carbon-free fuel substitutes for fossil fuels.

The research also claims that this machine is the only one that can produce acetate the same way bacteria do in nature, using electrons and CO2.

In the tests, isotope-labelled CH3I was employed to monitor the reaction path and final products.

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