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Photocatalytic material turns CO2 emissions into renewable hydrocarbon fuels
March 2, 2017
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.NSF-funded engineers are making the best use of our energy waste – by turning one of our most potent pollutants and greenhouse gasses, carbon dioxide (CO2), into hydrocarbon fuels that can help the environment and solve growing energy needs. Full Story
Texas A&M University
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