* Date : 2016-12-27
The main culprits of global warming are the greenhouse gases. The most serious of them all is carbon dioxide, which is created when fossil fuels such as petroleum and coal are burned.
In short, reducing greenhouse gas emission has become the hot topic in today's world.
A much more innovative approach has been introduced recently - an approach that involves using carbon dioxide as a resource. For example, the greenhouse gases produced by steel mills or power plants are captured, and carbon dioxide is injected into greenhouses to facilitate photosynthesis of plants. This also has the additional effect of reducing CO2 emission. This method is used to cultivate microalgae, which in turn are used to manufacture cosmetic products, medicine, fuels, and biodiesel. Adding catalysts to CO2 also produces useful raw materials such as carbon monoxide and methanol. This week's PROJECT-K sheds light on the too-good-to-be-true technologies that turn CO2 into resources - the solution to the environmental and energy problems ailing the future amidst rapid climate changes.