Scientists from Ruđer Bošković Institute develop new catalyst for converting carbon dioxide into methanol

Scientists from the Laboratory for Green Synthesis of the Ruđer Bošković Institute – doctoral students Tomislav Stolar and Valentina Martinez, dr. sc. Bahar Karadeniz and Head of Laboratory dr. sc. Krunoslav Užarević, together with peers from the Slovenian Chemical Institute and McGill University (Canada), developed a new material for catalytic conversion of carbon dioxide to methanol. Reducing carbon dioxide to methanol is a very important method for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reducing greenhouse effect. The latest results of their research have recently been published in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, which is published by the American Chemical Society.

The present research was conducted through the project PZS-2019-02-4129 “Mechanochemical and solvent-free strategies towards functional porous materials with advanced physico-chemical and catalytic properties”, financed from the European Social Fund through the „Cooperation Programme with Croatian Scientists in Diaspora – Research Cooperability”. The Project’s Principal Investigators are Dr Krunoslav Užarević, PhD and Professor Tomislav Friščić, PhD, from McGill University.

More information about the results of this research is available on the RBI website (in Croatian).