Hybrid Copper-Gold Nanoparticles Convert CO2, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Study

Published: Apr 12, 2012

Copper -- the stuff of pennies and tea kettles -- is also one of the few metals that can turn carbon dioxide into hydrocarbon fuels with relatively little energy. When fashioned into an electrode and stimulated with voltage, copper acts as a strong catalyst, setting off an electrochemical reaction with carbon dioxide that reduces the greenhouse gas to methane or methanol.

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