Volcanoes are terrifying when they erupt. How could anyone benefit from one erupting? Carbon Recycling International wants to make use of its waste.

They plan to build a plant that takes the carbon dioxide it spews out and turn it into liquid methanol, which can be used as fuel. And the implications for the planet are huge. It could not only signal an extreme decrease in greenhouse gases but could also stimulate the economy in the process.

The company plans to build a geothermal plant and a volcano would supply the gas, and the heat created by volcanic rocks underground will produce a conversion of said waste.  Carbon Recycling plans to get hydrogen the old-fashioned way: splitting water with electricity from its geothermal power plant.

[Technology Review]