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November 28th, 2010

Q&A: In search of greener carbon fuels

Although renewable energies are being developed, there's an increasing recognition in some academic circles that they're not coming fast enough to meet expanding global energy needs. In recognition that fossil fuels will be used for quite some time, Rice University has created a $1 million Green Carbon Center to study ways to use carbon-based fuels in a more environmentally friendly manner. Two of the principal scientists behind the effort are celebrated nanotechnology researchers James Tour and Vicki Colvin. Science writer Eric Berger spoke with Colvin about the new center's creation.


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