CO2 to methanol? a new catalyst – Peak oil – Climate change
Imagine if you could synthesize methanol using hydrogen from renewable sources, such as water split by sunlight, and carbon dioxide captured from power plants and other industrial smokestacks, said co-author Jens Nørskov, a professor of chemical engineering at Stanford. Eventually we would also like to make higher alcohols, such as ethanol and propanol, which, unlike methanol, can be directly added to gasoline today.