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Turning C02 into Methanol

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Scientist have figured out a way to turn Co2 emissions into methanol by using a photocatalyst particle (Cu2O) that is photocatalytically active for CO2 and reducing it to methanol. The process oxidizes water as it reduces the particulate CO2. The results are surprising reducing CO2 to methanol with the use of the Cu2O crystals at 72 per cent.
This process would eliminate the need for the production of windfarms that are detrimental to wildlife birds etc. Methanol is a clean burning fuel that can be harnessed without taking up acres of land to produce electricity from windmills.
Wind turbines at 1.5 kwh at capacity only produce electricity around 40 percent of the time. 60 percent of the time they produce nothing due to little winds, maintenance or shutdowns.
Solar panels at best only convert 15 percent of the sun into electricity.
Both windfarms and solar panels require a redundant system to be sustainable. It would be cleaner and economically sustainable to convert CO2 into methanol to burn.
America instituted recent policies to fund the planting of more trees around the world is a step in the right direction.
 
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Combining palladium and copper bazoocam yielded the most efficient conversion of methanol from carbon dioxide using nanoparticles of the catalyst dispersed on a porous support material that increased the surface area of the catalyst. With a catalyst the size of a walnut, the internal surface area of the catalyst would cover about the area of a football field protonvpn .
Researchers found that the new formulations, using the precise atomic ratio of the two metals, increased the rate of methanol formation by three times over palladium alone and by four times over copper alone, representing a significance.
 
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Europe uses 3 percent methanol as a gasoline additive. Environmental harm ask Europe apparently it is clean burning plus it is a high grade alcohol. It burns clean leaves no residue.
 

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