The University of Toronto Department of Chemistry and the university's Solar Fuels Cluster recently hosted an international symposium that brought together top scientists and engineers from around the world to share research on using carbon dioxide to prevent climate change.
The symposium, which was held in May, correlates with the research being done by the university’s Professor Geoffrey Ozin and his research group. Ozin and his peers are undertaking research on turning atmospheric C02 into fuels like gasoline, methanol and carbon monoxide, according to a press release. The research group hopes to stop reliance on fossil fuels, which would reduce greenhouse gases. Ozin’s research is making an impact on climate change views and solutions, the university announced in a statement.
During the symposium, researchers from the science and engineering fields, as well as policymakers from Canada, the U.S., China, Japan, the UK and Germany, addressed the economic and political challenges of the C02 economy.
According to the University of Toronto, A recent report by the Global C02 Initiative shows products manufactured from C02 could create a global market of over $800 billion (U.S.) by 2030. The report also indicated that could lead to a 15 percent reduction in the level of C02 in the atmosphere.