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Reversing the combustion process to convert CO2 into ethanol

The danger of the ever-increasing levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in Earth's atmosphere has become one of the most pressing issues of our age. As such, much research has been conducted to find ways not only to reduce it, but also in ways to remove it. This has led to many schemes that simply sequester CO2 underground, or store it in volcanic rocks. More ambitious schemes even aim to not only remove this pernicious gas, but to usefully employ it to create usable products, such as plastics and foam, or even to produce hydrocarbon fuels.
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