Cover Picture: Chemical Technologies for Exploiting and Recycling Carbon Dioxide into the Value Chain (ChemSusChem 9/2011) (page 1177)
Dr. Martina Peters, Dr. Burkhard Köhler, Dr. Wilhelm Kuckshinrichs, Prof. Walter Leitner, Dr. Peter Markewitz and Dr. Thomas E. Müller
Article first published online: 16 SEP 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201190035
Carbon dioxide, a renewable resource: The cover illustrates the vision of utilizing the greenhouse gas CO2 as feedstock for chemical production. With the implementation of carbon capture technologies, CO2 will become available in vast quantities as an economically attractive resource. On condition that an adequate supply of energy from non-fossil resources for chemical processing is ensured, the use of this CO2 would harvest nature's carbon resources most directly, without the by-pass via biomass or fossil resources and could open up a complementary strategy contributing to a closed anthropogenic carbon cycle. In a Review on page 1216, Leitner and Müller et al. discuss strategies to identify the most interesting products and chemical pathways for the utilization of CO2. The cover image was prepared by Thorsten Groetker (FairyDustInc).