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a systemic approach to energy

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Opportunities for New Catalysts in the Present Confusing Scene in Renewable Energy

John Meurig Thomas
Published Online: 2015-12-11 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/green-2015-0012


After a brief review of the conflicting statements made recently concerning the time it will take for the energy and chemical industries to prosper using only renewable sources, an account is given of three distinct new ways in which the current super-abundance of available CO2 may be used as feedstock for important new reactions. In particular, attention is focused on the recent work (2015) of Sastre et al., Ozin et al. and Kanan et al.

Keywords: materials chemistry; sustainability; catalysts


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About the article

John Meurig Thomas

John Meurig Thomas formerly Head of Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Cambridge, and former Director of the Davy-Faraday Research Laboratory, the Royal Institution G.B., is now Hon. Professor in the Department of Materials Science, Cambridge. He is widely known for his pioneering work in heterogeneous catalysis and in the development of new experimental techniques, especially in electron microscopy. He is the recipient of numerous international awards, including honorary membership of over a dozen national academies; and was the first recipient of the Amer. Chem. Soc. Award for creative research in homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis in 1999. A new mineral, meurigite, was named in recognition of his contributions to geochemistry, and he was knighted in 1991 for services to chemistry and the popularisation of science.

Received: 2015-08-31

Accepted: 2015-11-10

Published Online: 2015-12-11

Published in Print: 2015-12-01

Citation Information: Green, Volume 5, Issue 1-6, Pages 55–58, ISSN (Online) 1869-8778, ISSN (Print) 1869-876X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/green-2015-0012.

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