The Story of CO2: Big Ideas for a Small Molecule

By Geoffrey A. Ozin and Mireille F. Ghoussoub

© 2020

The climate crisis requires that we drastically reduce carbon dioxide emissions across all sectors of society. The Story of CO2 contributes to this vital conversation by highlighting the cutting-edge science and emerging technologies – a number of which are already commercially available – that can transform carbon dioxide into a myriad of products such as feedstock chemicals, polymers, pharmaceuticals, and fuels. This approach allows us to reconsider CO2 as a resource, and to add "carbon capture and use" to our other tools in the fight against catastrophic climate change.

The Story of CO2 explores all aspects of carbon dioxide, from the atomic to the universal perspective, and takes the reader on an epic journey into our physical world, starting from the moment of the Big Bang, all the way to the present world in which atmospheric CO2 concentrations continue to grow. This story seeks to inspire readers with the latest carbon utilization technologies and explain how they fit within the broader context of carbon mitigation strategies in the shift towards a sustainable energy economy.

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  • Page Count: 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
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Informed by a chemist’s perspective, The Story of CO2 offers a timely contribution to the climate crisis debate by highlighting how we can utilize carbon dioxide as a resource.

The Story of CO2: Big Ideas for a Small Molecule

By Geoffrey A. Ozin and Mireille F. Ghoussoub

© 2020

The climate crisis requires that we drastically reduce carbon dioxide emissions across all sectors of society. The Story of CO2 contributes to this vital conversation by highlighting the cutting-edge science and emerging technologies – a number of which are already commercially available – that can transform carbon dioxide into a myriad of products such as feedstock chemicals, polymers, pharmaceuticals, and fuels. This approach allows us to reconsider CO2 as a resource, and to add "carbon capture and use" to our other tools in the fight against catastrophic climate change.

The Story of CO2 explores all aspects of carbon dioxide, from the atomic to the universal perspective, and takes the reader on an epic journey into our physical world, starting from the moment of the Big Bang, all the way to the present world in which atmospheric CO2 concentrations continue to grow. This story seeks to inspire readers with the latest carbon utilization technologies and explain how they fit within the broader context of carbon mitigation strategies in the shift towards a sustainable energy economy.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Imprint: Aevo UTP
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Geoffrey A. Ozin is a Distinguished University Professor in the Chemistry Department at the University of Toronto and Government of Canada Research Chair.


    Mireille F. Ghoussoub is a doctoral candidate in Materials Chemistry in the Chemistry Department at the University of Toronto.
  • Table of contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgements

    1. The Good, the Bad, and the Oily
    2. From Space to Earth and Back Again
    3. Confronting Climate Change
    4. “Stubborn” Emissions
    5. Power to the CO2
    6. It’s a CO2 World
    7. Bringing it all Together

    Appendix A: Companies Transforming CO2
    Appendix B: Further Reading

    Permissions
    References
    About the Authors
    Index

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