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Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by Fin D, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/green-tech/a23417/convert-co2-into-ethanol/


    How is this not the biggest story right now?
     
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  2. MikeHoncho

    MikeHoncho -=| Censored |=- Club Member

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    Do they accidentally disappear now? I'd imagine there's some people in the world that would like these guys to "go away".
     
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  3. danmarino

    danmarino Yuuuuge Member Club Member

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    It's a huge discovery. However, it's just not efficient enough. Mainly because electricity is required to convert the CO2 into ethanol using this new method, meaning that the process represents a net loss of energy.

    Hopefully they can figure that out one day soon.
     
  4. hatchettjack

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    Nuclear powered cars are the way to go!


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  5. Ohio Fanatic

    Ohio Fanatic 30 years and counting Club Member

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    I don't think you can make that statement. First, you don't know how much electricity is used to start the catalytic reaction. and if the ethanol is incorporated into something like fuel, you may actually get back a lot of the energy.
     
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    mor911 pooping

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