New Review Offers an Overview of the Electroreduction of CO2 into Valuable Products
Transforming captured CO2 into a variety of value-added products such as synthetic fuels, chemicals and building materials involves the utilisation of electrical energy in the presence of an effective catalyst. Electrodes coupled with active catalysts are used to convert CO2 into valuable products, offering a large panel of solutions to reach global climate targets in reducing net CO2 emissions from hard-to-decarbonise sectors. Carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) technologies have also the potential of using CO2 to replace fossil carbon as feedstock to produce an infinite range of products.
A new comprehensive review published on Chemistry Europe offers an overview of the recent literature on the electrochemical conversion of CO2 to valuable products, with an emphasis on the production of formate/formic acid. In addition, the review compares the main features of electrochemical conversion to other techniques summarising their key advantages. It also provides future perspectives for research and development, such as the need for novel and selective catalysts to obtain high conversion and product yield with low energy consumption.
Find the review here.