These days, we are in great need of ways to reduce the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. What if a simple molecule could do this with jut a bit of light or electricity?
Liang-shi Li at Indiana University and an international team of scientists discovered this novel way to recycle carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere. With the use of light or electricity, the molecule built by the team can convert the notorious Greenhouse Gas into carbon monoxide. The molecular leaf is the most efficient method of carbon reduction to date.
The carbon monoxide can be used as fuel. Very promising, I would say!