Image (IMAGE) University of Tsukuba Caption Researchers from the University of Tsukuba and Osaka University found that introducing a polymer coating onto a tin catalyst accelerated the conversion of a greenhouse gas (CO2) into an industrial fuel (formate). Computational and electrochemical investigations supported a mechanism wherein a complete polymer layer surrounding the porous tin catalysts effectively captured and shuttled CO2 molecules to the catalytically active metal surface. This simple catalyst design strategy can be applied to develop CO2-recycling systems. Credit University of Tsukuba Usage Restrictions Unauthorized use is prohibited License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.