A new way to convert greenhouse gases into valuable chemicals has been developed

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A new way to convert greenhouse gases into valuable chemicals has been developed
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A new way to convert greenhouse gases into valuable chemicals has been developed

Shanghai: Scientists at Shanghai Jiaotong University in China have developed a new photocatalyst that offers an environmentally friendly and efficient mechanism to convert greenhouse gases into valuable chemicals.

Rh/InGaN1-xOx This new photocatalyst, named , is a nano-architecture composed of rhodium nanoparticles. These rhodium nanoparticles are attached to silicon-coated oxygen-modified indium gallium nitride nanowires.

The dry reforming of methane (DRM) process of this material has been shown to perform well under strong sunlight. In this process, two greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide and methane) are combined to form syngas (a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen).

Professor Baowen Zhu, the lead researcher of the study from the university, said that this research is a big step towards solving both the problems of greenhouse gas emissions and sustainable energy production.

The research findings, published in the journal Science Bulletin, pave the way for the development of advanced photocatalytic systems that will support the sustainable production of fuels and chemicals from renewable sources.

Experts believe that this method can offer new opportunities to make the chemical industry environmentally friendly by extending it to other important chemical reactions.

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