Capturing Carbon Dioxide for Green Fuels and Reducing Greenhouse Emissions - Florida Space Institute

Climate change due the release of massive amounts of human-generated carbon dioxide will lead to significant problems as the century progresses. This carbon dioxide could be a useful material for making a variety of products. By chemically combining hydrogen and carbon dioxide, products such as fuels and plastics could be realized without the need for petroleum. By introducing imperfections into materials like boron nitride, which is currently used in lubricants and cosmetics, the project will develop new chemistry to pave the way towards a carbon dioxide economy. A strong interdisciplinary approach combining chemistry, physics, and engineering is being implemented.

Project Dates

Start Date: 1/10/2022 - End Date: 4/27/2022

Students Needed

Type of Project


Student Responsibilities

Time Commitment

Student Requirements

C++ programming and familiarity with electronics preferred, but not required

Interested in Working With the Following Programs

For EXCEL URE Students Only

Additional Notes

Position Overview

  • Date Posted: 10-11-2017
  • Location:
    • Orlando (Main Campus)
  • Paid: Yes