In this infographic we look at photoreforming research from the Reisner Lab in the Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry! Photoreforming is the process of taking waste plastic and using it as a source of energy for powering sustainable fuel production. Using waste plastic to create sustainable fuel contributes to a more circular economy. It is one big step in the right direction! Our infographic details the photoreforming process and steps for its future development
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Demetra S. Achilleos, Wenxing Yang, Hatice Kasap, Aleksandr Savateev, Yevheniia Markushyna, James R. Durrant, Erwin Reisner, 2020, 'Solar Reforming of Biomass with Homogeneous Carbon Dots', Angewandte Chemie, International Edition, vol.59, 18184-18188.
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