Submitted by: Amin Taheri Najafabadi
Energy and environmental issues are two of the major challenges facing modern civilization. From this perspective, fossil fuels are double-edged swords requiring a delicate balance between their energy-related versatility and negative environmental impact resulted from undue CO2 emissions. Remarkable scientific advances have enabled us to turn the dark side of fossil fuels into an inconceivable opportunity with viewing CO2 as a feedstock to produce a vast array of products. This ultimately leads to the utopia for fossil-fuel-based economies by taking full advantage of carbonaceous fuels while making profit from permanent CO2 chemical sequestration in large scales.