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March 23rd, 2010

From pollutant to profit – nanoscience turns carbon on its head

Abstract:
Three new complementary research projects will turn carbon from a pollutant into useful products that could help both industry and the environment.

Nanotechnology solutions will be used to:

* convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into chemicals that could be used in fuel cells for laptops and mobile phones at University College London
* produce vehicle fuels from CO2 using an ‘artificial leaf' concept at Imperial College London
* remove CO­2 from the atmosphere and lock it into useful products such as polymers, carbohydrates or fuels at the Universities of Bath, Bristol and West of England.

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