Ethanol from the air


From Robert Whitcomb's "Digital Diary,'' in

Sometimes what might turn out to be a big story is lurking nearby with little attention. Consider the tiny startup company in Fall River called Catalytic Innovations. There, scientist Stafford Sheehan and his team are developing a  reactor system that uses air, water and sunlight (which turns into electricity in the company’s solar panels) to transform atmospheric carbon dioxide into clean-burning ethanol. Carbon dioxide has been  ominously increasing with our burning of coal, oil and natural gas. Catalytic Innovations’ work might profoundly strengthen efforts to combat global warming while providing an abundant source of clean energy.

Reuters has a short video on this exciting company.  (No, I do not own stock in it.) To see it, hit this link.