How to turn carbon dioxide into fertilizer, fuel or plastic

A couple of weeks ago I wrote carbon capture, a process whereby CO2 is removed from the air and either stored safely underground or used to make other useful resources.

One of the companies working on this is Thyssenkrupp. The steelmaker has a vested interest in reducing its carbon footprint and will be opening a new CCU plant at its site in Duisburg next spring.

Here’s a diagram showing how they hope to turn carbon into a fertilizer, fuel (methanol) or plastic:

Thyssenkrupp Carbon2Chem diagram