CO2 to Methanol Links

Here are links to some of the coverage of the CO2 to methanol work published in the summer of 2014 from the DOE:

Nanostructured Metal-Oxide Catalyst Efficiently Converts CO2 to Methanol

A One Step & Efficient CO2 to Methanol Catalyst System

Nanostructured metal-oxide catalyst efficiently converts CO2 to methanol

Un innovador catalizador convierte el CO2 en combustible

Investigadores de Sevilla descubren una nueva forma de transformar el CO2 en metanol

New system to convert CO2 to methanol

New Catalyst converts CO2 to methanol 90 times faster than current options

New system for converting CO2 to methanol

Newly Discovered Metal-Oxide Catalyst Could Overcome Hurdles of Converting CO2 to Methanol

New catalytic system for conversion of CO2 to methanol shows much higher activity than others now in use

Nanostructured catalyst efficiently converts CO2 to methanol

New Nanostructured Metal-Oxide Catalytic System Converts CO2 to Methanol Efficiently

Nanostructured metal-oxide catalyst efficiently converts CO2 to methanol

Nanostructured metal-oxide catalyst efficiently converts CO2 to methanol, a key commodity for chemicals and fuels


"A New Way to Make Methanol Fuel," New Energy And Fuel, 1/19/10

"A Renewable Twist on Fossil Fuels," Science Daily, May 5, 2011
"Achieving $2 Gas" by Robert Zubrin, National Review Online, 9/15/11

"Better Gas-to-Methanol Catalyst" by Kevin Bullis, MIT Technology Review, 8/26/09

"Beyond Peak Oil and Climate Change" by Marcin Gerwin, The Permaculture Research Institute of Australia, 4/26/09 

"Carbon Dioxide Reforming" by M. Ragheb,, 10/3/10

"Carbon Dioxide to Methanol: Answer to Emission Problem?" by Mariella Moon, 4/27/09

"Closed down methanol plant turned into the world's largest biofuels production plant" by Elisabeth Kempemo, Logos Kommunikation (June 2010) Chemrec

"Conversion of carbon dioxide to methanol using solar energy" by Ibram Ganesh, Current Science, 9/25/11

"CO2 Envisioned As Source Of Green Fuel" by Pete Danko, Earth Techling, 6/14/12

"CO2 to Methanol," Greener Energy Blog, 8/25/10

"CO2 to Methanol Fuel in One Process," New Energy And Fuel, 4/20/09

"Ending the Fossil Fuel Era with Methanol-Fuel of Choice at the Indianapolis 500" by Glenn Meyers,, 4/17/12 

"Enzymatic Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Methanol" by
Bakul C. Dave, Ph.D

"Forget storing carbon - re-use it: CO2 to methanol" by Mark Halper,, 6/27/11

"Fuel from CO2," The Warsaw Voice, 10/28/09 

"Is Methanol the Key to Energy Independence?" By William Tucker,, 6/13/12

"Japan's Mitsui Chemicals to make methanol from CO2," Reuters, 8/25/08 

"Make Liquid Fuels from Methane and CO2," New Energy And Fuel, 1/3/11

"Methanol as an alternative transportation fuel in the US: Options for sustainable and/or energy-secure transportation" by L. Bromberg and W.K. Cheng, Sloan Automotive Laboratory (MIT), 11/28/10 

"Methanol from CO2 and Solar Energy"--A Literature Review by M. Schmitz, S. Kluczka, C. VaeBen

"New Strategies for CO2-to-Methanol Conversion" by Dr. Joyanta Choudhury,
Wiley Online Library, 3/2/12

"New Way to Convert CO2 into Methanol," Alternative Energy, 4/25/09

"Photocatalytic Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Methanol" by Emmanuel Okpo, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1/1/09

"Report: Polish Power Plant and University to Cooperate on CO2 to Methanol Trial," Green Car Congress, 7/7/09

Science Daily: "Carbon Dioxide Transformed Into Methanol," 4/16/09

"Singapore Discovers How To Turn Carbon Dioxide Into Methanol!" by T Goodman,, 4/21/09

"The Answer Is (Artificially) Blowing in the Wind" by Anne Eisenberg, The New York Times,5/21/11

"The Methanol Alternative to Gasoline" by Tom Ridge and Mary E. Peters, The New York Times, 2/23/12


Yugen Zhang--Director of IBN's CO2 to Methanol conversion project (4/16/09) press release

Interesting CO2 to methanol updates:

Newly Discovered Metal-Oxide Catalyst Could Overcome Hurdles 
of Converting CO2 to Methanol, 8/1/14, World Industrial Reporter

Can Methanol Save Us All? —By Kevin Drum | Fri Oct. 11, 2013 8:37 AM GMT 169 

Mother Jones 

A Chemistry Breakthrough That Could Fuel a Revolution

Now methanol can be made from natural gas and captured carbon dioxide.

By Dr. George A. Olah and Chris Cox, Wall Street Journal, October 10, 2013