Scientists have extracted the alcohol from the air

Scientists have extracted the alcohol from the air

Researchers have learned how to convert airborne carbon dioxide in a variety of useful substances, including alcohol.

The opening of the developing method of the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide and, in addition, may be important in combating this greenhouse gas. Thesis written on the basis of this discovery, will be held on September 14 at Delft University in the Netherlands.

To reduce the concentration of carbon dioxide in the air, there are two basic approaches: storage and conversion. In particular, CO2 can be converted to carbon monoxide, methane, ethylene, formic acid, methanol and ethanol. Carbon monoxide can be used in the process of the Fischer — Tropsch process to create fuel; more energy-intensive hydrocarbons, such as alcohols, can be directly used as fuel.