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Catalysis at the boundaries

Copper-based materials have been found that efficiently convert carbon monoxide and water to ethanol using electricity. The discovery is a major advance towards storing renewable energy in the form of a liquid fuel. See Letter p.504

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Figure 1: Storing energy from renewable sources.

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