International Sugar Journal

Researcher identify catalytic ‘key’ for converting CO2 to methanol [Registered]

The hydrogenation of carbon dioxide is a key step in the industrial production of methanol. Catalysts made from copper and zinc oxide on alumina supports are often used. Chemists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and their collaborators recently released results from experiments and computational modelling studies that definitively identify the “active site” of a catalyst commonly used for making methanol from CO2.

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