Energy Storage via Carbon-Neutral Fuels Made From CO $_{2}$, Water, and Renewable Energy

@article{Pearson2012EnergySV,
  title={Energy Storage via Carbon-Neutral Fuels Made From CO \$\_\{2\}\$, Water, and Renewable Energy},
  author={Richard J. Pearson and Matthew D. Eisaman and James W. G. Turner and Peter P. Edwards and Zheng Jiang and Vladimir L. Kuznetsov and Karl A. Littau and Leon di Marco and S. R. Gordon Taylor},
  journal={Proceedings of the IEEE},
  year={2012},
  volume={100},
  pages={440-460}
}
Fossil fuels are renewable only over geological time scales. The oxidation, via combustion, of considerable amounts of carbonaceous fuels since the dawn of the industrial revolution has led to a rapid accumulation of CO2 in the atmosphere leading to an anthropogenic influence on the Earth's climate. We highlight here that a versatile energy carrier can be produced by recycling CO2 and combining it chemically with a substance of high chemical bond energy created from renewable energy. If CO2 is… 

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