Recycling CO2
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CO2 is a natural greenhouse gas and too much of it in the atmosphere has been shown to accelerate global climate change. Yet, not many people are aware of how our daily reliance on fossil fuels negatively impacts the atmosphere. Therefore, in order to ease the amount of CO2 in our atmosphere, our goal in the Yang lab is to find a way to recycle CO2 into more useful chemicals. Inspired by nature, we design complexes similar to the active sites of enzymes that can activate CO2. We hope to alleviate the world's dependence on fossil fuels by providing sustainable alternatives.