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John “Cal” Hendershot: Transforming CO2 From Waste Into Resource

Tue Apr 26, 2022
John "Cal" Hendershot came to LSU to walk in his grandfather’s footsteps. He’s working toward a Ph.D. in chemical engineering while conducting research to support Louisiana’s vital energy chemical manufacturing industry. Together with his advisor, LSU Professor John Flake, Hendershot is figuring out how to effectively take carbon dioxide from the air and use it—instead of fossil fuels—to make many of the essential products we rely on every day. Their work turns a waste product and driver of global warming into a valuable resource—all with net-negative carbon emissions.Read more: