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New catalyst converts carbon dioxide to fuel
July 30, 2014
Scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago have synthesized a catalyst that improves their system for converting waste carbon dioxide into syngas, a precursor of gasoline and other energy-rich products, bringing the process closer to commercial viability.
University of Illinois at Chicago
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