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U of T scientists solve puzzle of converting CO₂ emissions to fuel

A team of scientists from the University of Toronto believes they’ve found a way to convert CO₂ emissions into energy-rich fuel in a carbon-neutral cycle that uses a very abundant natural resource: silicon — the seventh most-abundant element in the universe and the second most-abundant element in the earth’s crust.

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A PhD candidate in the Department of English, Elissa Gurman is one of the 2016 Final Five winners of SSHRC’s 2016 Storytellers challenge. The annual competition challenges postsecondary students from across the country to demonstrate — in three minutes or 300 words — how SSHRC-funded research is making a difference in the lives of Canadians.