Transforming greenhouse gases: New 'supercatalyst' to recycle carbon dioxide and methane
Published:23 Nov.2017    Source:Science Daily

In a study published by the Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, scientists have described how they created an advanced nickel-based catalyst strengthened with tin and ceria, and used it to transform carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) into a synthesis gas that can be used to produce fuels and a range of valuable chemicals.

 
The project is part of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council's Global Research Project, which is looking into ways to lessen the impact of global warming in Latin America. The study has led the University of Surrey to file a patent for a family of new "supercatalysts" for chemical CO2 recycling.