By Rose Ragsdale
For Metal Tech News 

Researchers work to trap CO2 emissions

By converting planet-warming greenhouse gas into acetic acid Metal Tech News - August 28, 2023


Last updated 9/6/2023 at 7:13pm

A laboratory flask labeled aesthetic acid half full of a clear liquid.

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Monash University researchers created an iron-based MOF catalyst for converting atmospheric CO2 into aesthetic acid, an ingredient in vinegar, vinyl paints, and some glues.

As researchers around the world race to develop more efficient ways to remove carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere, several recent breakthroughs hold promise for slowing the pace of global climate change.

The pressing need to combat the ongoing climate crisis and reduce CO2 emissions has driven researchers to explore carbon capture and utilization since the late 20th century. As the ch...

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