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  • New process more efficiently recycles excess CO2 into fuel, study finds

    Portrait of researchers standing outside a campus building.

    Illinois researchers Andrew Gewirth, left, and Stephanie Chen designed a new copper-polymer electrode that can help recycle excess CO2 into ethylene, a useful carbon-based chemical that can be used as fuel.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Andrew Gewirth, call 217-333-8329; email

    The paper “Electrochemical CO2-to-ethylene conversion on

    polyamine-incorporated Cu electrodes” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau. DOI: 10.1038/s41929-020-00547-0