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Nanowerk (Honolulu, Dec. 19) – Graphene quantum dots may offer a simple way to recycle waste carbon dioxide into valuable fuel rather than release it into the atmosphere or bury it underground, according to a study by Rice University scientists. “If we can convert a sizable fraction of the carbon dioxide that is emitted, we could curb the rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, which have been linked to climate change,” says study co-author Paul Kenis, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Illinois.