The present CO2 levels in the atmosphere are higher than at any recorded time in history. Recently, the conversion of carbon dioxide into value added chemicals has received a great deal of attention from the scientific community as it connects to global warming, the energy crisis (i.e., the depletion of fossil fuels), and energy storage problems. CO2 can be reduced using catalysts to prepare other products such as methanol, water, and methane. For this conversion we attempt to find a good approach for CO2 reduction by studying rational catalyst synthesis combine with and understanding of commercial gas phase reaction parameters. Catalysts are prepared using Strong Electrostatic Adsorption (SEA), Dry Impregnation (DI), and Charged-Enhanced Dry Impregnation (CEDI). A long term interest also exists for optimizing the methanol synthesis catalyst for tandem operation with a dry reforming system.