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April 18th, 2010

Nanotechnology and Carbon Capture Can Yield an Endless Supply of Fuel and Chemicals

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Nanotechnology, steam and carbon dioxide capture offer the world an endless supply of fuels and chemicals that would eliminate the carbon footprint of human activity. The fuel could be made from carbon dioxide plucked from the air, from geothermal sources or from industrial emissions say two world renown University of Southern California chemists.


The chemistry to mitigate or eliminate the carbon footprint of human activities and provide "a permanent inexhaustible supply of carbon containing fuels or products, which subsequently can be combusted or used without increasing the carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere" has been developed by University of Southern California Professor George A. Olah and Professor G.K. Surya Prakash and is detailed in U.S. Patent Application 20090285739.

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