Mitigation of CO2 as greenhouse gas has driven increasing investigation of its chemical reduction. The 2018 paper "Recent Progress in the Theoretical Investigation of Electrocatalytic Reduction of CO2" by Tian et al, reports carbon nanotube potential in the electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 to CH3OH (methanol).

Is there an electrochemical pathway to reduce CO2 to CNT (preferably using CNT as the electrocatalyst)?

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    $\begingroup$ Sure. Organic chemistry shows you can make any hydrocarbon with CO2 and H2O. // Energy efficiently? Not even close. It would take a huge amount of energy. $\endgroup$ – MaxW Mar 20 at 17:09
  • $\begingroup$ Obviously, with the investment of enough energy anything can be converted to anything else. How would you suggest I reword my question? $\endgroup$ – James Bowery Mar 20 at 17:36

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