Renewable plastic from carbon dioxide and plants

March 9, 2016

By Mark Shwartz

Stanford scientists have discovered a novel way to make plastic from carbon dioxide (CO2) and inedible plant material, such as agricultural waste and grasses.  Researchers say the new technology could provide a low-carbon alternative to plastic bottles and other items currently made from petroleum.

Clean-energy revolution is happening, U.S. energy officials and Stanford researchers agree

Gary Ernst

Energy Faculty

Time, temperature and pressure effects on maturation of organic matter. Super-efficient extraction-conservation-recycling and ubiquitous, inexpensive energy from nuclear fusion and solar power.


After the Paris Agreement, what is next for climate change policy?

Jan. 28, 2016

By May Wong

Leading climate experts headlining a recent Stanford panel discussion presented optimistic outlooks and a dose of skepticism about the Paris Agreement, reflecting the debate sure to surround the historic accord and its policy implications.