New electrode converts carbon dioxide into fuels

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London, May 15 (PTI) Scientists have developed a bowl-shaped electrode which can efficiently convert carbon dioxide into fuels, helping combat the climate change threat posed by rising atmospheric CO2.

An electrode is an electrical conductor used to make contact with a nonmetallic part of a circuit, like air or electrolyte.

Researchers, including those from the University of Bath in the UK, believe the design will eventually allow the use of renewable electricity to convert CO2 into fuels and chemicals without creating additional atmospheric carbon.

Using this reaction, known as the reduction of carbon dioxide, has exciting potential, according to the study published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A.