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Nanostructure for Converting Carbon Dioxide to an Organic Compound

Description:

Solar nanotube technology is used to efficiently convert carbon dioxide to methanol and dimethyl ether (DME), a green fuel with numerous uses such as power production, fueling vehicles and in-home use. DME produces very low emissions, has high fuel economy and has been targeted as an excellent fuel for combustion engines and fuel cells. Utilities can use this technology to not only reduce CO2 levels and produce green fuels, but return heat to the power generation system. It has also been approved as a fuel source for gas turbines by the major manufacturers in this market space. A sizeable market exists with the U.S. producing roughly 25 percent of the world’s CO2 emissions.

Intellectual Property

UNR ID #: UNR09-014
SYSTEMS INCLUDING NANOTUBULAR ARRAYS FOR CONVERTING CARBON DIOXIDE TO AN ORGANIC COMPOUND
Appl. #.:12/754,269

Patent Information:
For Information, Contact:
Dan Langford
Technology Commercialization, Manager
University of Nevada, Reno and Desert Research Institute
dlangford@unr.edu
Inventors:
Manoranjan Misra
Susanta Kumar Mohapatra
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