A catalyst for converting carbon dioxide, the main cause of global warming, into ethylene using vitamin C

Researchers have discovered a novel method to convert carbon dioxide, a primary contributor to global warming, into ethylene using vitamin C. This process, involving the electrochemical reduction of CO2, promises a more eco-friendly method for energy production. The team synthesized a catalyst combining vitamin C with graphene quantum dots and copper nanowires, enhancing ethylene production by nearly threefold compared to traditional methods. This breakthrough not only offers a path to carbon neutrality by transforming CO2 into valuable compounds but also demonstrates a new reaction mechanism for large-scale ethylene production. For more details, you can read the full article on Phys.org:

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