New Breakthrough in Solar Energy Application: Converting Carbon Dioxide into Fuel

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What is Molybdenum Carbide?

Molybdenum carburide has excellent corrosion resistance, a high melting temperature, and good mechanical and thermal stability. Molybdenum has a silver-white color and is a refractory material with a meltingpoint of 2615. The metal is also dense at 10.2 grams per cubic centimeter, and it has a low expansion coefficient. This is the same as special glass used in electronic tubes. Molybdenum oxidizes rapidly above 600°C and is stable at room temperatures.

Molybdenum carbide as Fuel

Various media reports indicate that plants’ ingenious methods of converting light and oxygen into fuel has inspired many scientists. Today, photosynthesis is the basis for solving our problem of carbon dioxide. Researchers at Linkoping University have developed a method to convert carbon dioxide into fuels using solar energy. A photoelectrode was created, covered with a layer graphene. Graphene has been widely promoted as a material that can generate charge carriers and capture solar energy. They then convert water and carbon dioxide into methane, Carbon monoxide, and formic acids.

Carbon Dioxide into Hydrocarbons

The latest evidence that many environmental initiatives are working to find new ways to utilize carbon dioxide is this. Even the Paris Agreement is aiming to do so. The momentum continues to grow, which could lead to more technological breakthroughs. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, along with the University of Southern California, announced earlier this year that they had created a catalyst that could make hydrogenation – a cheaper process than the conversion of hydrocarbons from carbon dioxide.

Nanotechnology and Molybdenum-Carbide Catalyst

Their catalyst uses nanotechnology in order to add molybdenum carbon nanoparticles. Molybdenum-carbon carbide, a metal and carbon complex, has a variety of uses, such as the conversion of CO2 into carbon monoxide to produce chemicals and the conversion of hydrocarbons. Cost is a key consideration for all projects that aim to use the carbon dioxide released into the air. Carbon capture technology for instance is costly. Many people believe this technology will not be affordable or a viable way to reduce global emissions on a large-scale.

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