Burning backwards

时间:2019-03-07 10:01:02166网络整理admin

By Andy Coghlan AN ENZYME that breaks down alcohol in the liver could be used to recycle carbon, rather than pumping ever more into the atmosphere, say chemists in Illinois. They have developed a more efficient way of turning the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into methanol using the enzyme. Invented by Bakul Dave and Robyn Obert of the Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, the process effectively reverses the chemistry of burning. It promises to be a highly efficient way to produce methanol, a clean-burning fuel that can be used to power cars. What’s more,