Turning air into fuel: USC chemists convert carbon dioxide into methanol
The research could one day create a sustainable fuel source from greenhouse gas emissions.
They're making fuel from thin air at the USC Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute.
For the first time, researchers there have directly converted carbon dioxide from the air into methanol at relatively low temperatures.
Olah and Prakash Receive $1 Million for Fuel Research
Israel awards the 2013 Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister's Prize to USC Dornsife's George A. Olah, a Nobel laureate, and G.K. Surya Prakash for their research on methanol markets.
George Olah and G.K. Surya Prakash, pillars of the chemistry department at USC Dornsife, have received a first-ever $1 million prize from the State of Israel for their innovative research on alternative fuels.
February 1, 2017:
Organic-Materials Chemistry Seminar:
Precision Cellular Delivery and Discovery of Fluorine Containing Abiotic Macromolecules
Prof. Bradley L. Pentelute, MIT
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
February 24, 2017:
14th Annual Carl M. Franklin Lecture on Science and Society:
Exploring the Universe with Gravitational Waves: LIGO, the Big Bang, and Black Holes
Kip S. Thorne, The Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus, California Institute of Technology
4:00 p.m. SGM 123
Loker Hydrocarbon Institute
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1661