How to go beyond C1 products with electrochemical reduction of CO2

Li, Da, Zhang, Hao, Xiang, Hang, Rasul, Shahid, Fontmorin, Jean-Marie, Izadi, Paniz, Roldan, Alberto, Taylor, Rebecca, Feng, Yujie, Banerji, Liam, Cowan, Alexander, Yu, Eileen Hao and Xuan, Jin (2021) How to go beyond C1 products with electrochemical reduction of CO2. Sustainable Energy & Fuels. ISSN 2398-4902 (In Press)

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The electrochemical reduction of CO2 to produce fuels and value-added organic chemicals is of great potential, providing a mechanism to convert and store renewable energy within a carbon-neutral energy circle. Currently the majority of studies report C1 products such as carbon monoxide and formate as the major CO2 reduction products. A particularly challenging goal within CO2 electrochemical reduction is the pursuit of multi-carbon (C2+) products which have been proposed to enable a more economically viable value chain. This review summaries recent development across electro-, photoelectro- and bioelectro-catalyst developments. It also explores the role of device design and operating conditions in enabling C–C bond generation.

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Additional Information: Funding information: The authors would like to acknowledge the support from the UKRI Interdisciplinary Centre for Circular Chemical Economy (EP/V011863/1). E. Yu, D. Li, S. Rasul, J.-M. Fontmorin, P. Izadi and H. Xiang thank EPSRC LifesCO2R project (EP/N009746/1), EPSRC NECEM (EP/R021503/1), NERC MeteoRR (NE/L014246/1), NBIC 002POC19034 and P. Izadi and H. Xiang thank the Doctoral Training Awards (SAgE DTA, 2015 cohort) from Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering, Newcastle University for supporting their PhD studies. The project was also supported by the Open Fund Project for State Key Laboratory of Clean Energy Utilization with Zhejiang University, project number ZJUCEU2019004. A. Cowan thanks EPSRC for support (EP/N010531/1).
Subjects: H300 Mechanical Engineering
H800 Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2021 14:24
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2021 14:30

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