Electronics giant Panasonic is moving forward with a trendy green energy plan that would involve transforming carbon dioxide into a frothy Belgian white. Or so we all hope.
The UK's Register reports
on the company's (very technically detailed) plan to extract CO2 from the atmosphere and hopefully turn it in to a consumable and tasty form of alcohol. Panasonic's "Artificial Photosynthesis System" would be placed near existing factories to better absorb their carbon emissions, says the Japan-based company.
"Currently, the main substance produced is formic acid," explains Panasonic's chief researcher, "but in the future, we'd like to produce even more useful substances, such as hydrocarbons or alcohol."
Watch the video below if you can stomach some heavy science talk. We know you can stomach a night cap.
Via The Register