Tue, 11 April, 2023
A new paper, written as part of the CoCaCO2la Project, has been published by MDPI Open Access Journals.
The paper, titled, ‘Progress in Electrodeposited Copper Catalysts for CO2 Conversion to Valuable Products’ has been published in Processes as part of their Special Issue Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage Technology issue.
Carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) has been a key area of research for decades, but to successfully implement CCUS there must be a chain that converts CO2 into valuable products.
This can be achieved through the electrochemical conversion of captured CO2 through the use of a cathode ‘electrocatalyst.’
Copper (Cu) is unique in this as the only metal ‘electrocatalyst’ to have demonstrated an ability to produce C2 products including ethylene.
High-purity Cu deposits can be achieved quickly and inexpensively through electrodeposition and this review discusses the developments of electrodeposited copper, oxide/halide-derived copper, and copper-alloy catalysts for conversion of CO2 to valuable products.
The paper, which was co-authored by TWI’s Shiladitya Paul along with researchers from the University of Leicester, the Idaho National Laboratory, the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, also investigates future challenges and can be seen in full, here.
The CoCaCo2la project has received £518,777.19 in funding from BEIS under the UK ACT ERA-NET EC GA 691712. This funding has been made available from the Government’s £1 Billion Net Zero Innovation Portfolio.to provide key innovation to develop technologies needed to tackle climate change.