• Meet bismuth, a humble chemical element you might have seen in the ingredients list on your makeup powder box.
  • But now it has been reported that bismuth has a special or rather an unusual property — it can be used for the conversion of carbon dioxide into liquid fuels.
  • This property, known as “Catalytic plasticity”, makes inexpensive bismuth film an ideal catalyst in chemical reactions used to convert CO2 to other industrially applicable products.