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Out of thin air: New electrochemical process shortens the path to capturing and recycling CO2

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  • A group of researchers from the University of Toronto proposes a new process to transform carbon dioxide (CO2) from air in plastics and fuels.
  • The new process is more efficient than the conventional processes used for this purpose.
  • The proposed process uses an electrolyzer composed of a membrane that generates protons and a catalyst.
  • This scheme promotes an electrochemical reaction that transforms carbon dioxide into a gas mixture that can be converted into fuels and plastic products.
  • The researchers published their results in ACS Energy Letters and suggest that more studies are needed to carry the process on an industrial scale.

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