Chunshan Song, left, and Xiao Jiang are two Penn State researchers investigating ways to use carbon dioxide as a raw material to create fuels and materials. Song is the director of the EMS Energy Institute and Jiang is a postdoctoral researcher in the EMS Energy Institute.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Seeing carbon dioxide as a raw material rather than a waste product could lead to a more sustainable future.

Story shared from Liam Jackson and Penn State News

- February 5, 2016

Penn State researcher Chunshan Song has a plan to address one of the most important issues facing the world today — reducing greenhouse gas emissions to curb the negative impacts of climate change.

At the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, 195 countries agreed to investigate and adopt methods to reduce emissions of gases including carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere in two basic ways: naturally, through plant respiration and decomposition, as well as from human activities, such as deforestation, cement production and energy generation from burning fossil fuels.

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