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Copper foam turns CO2 into useful chemicals
August 12, 2014
Scientists at Brown University's Center for Capture and Conversion of Carbon Dioxide have discovered that copper foam could provide a new way of converting excess carbon dioxide (CO2) into useful industrial chemicals.
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