Nano and Interfacial Catalysis Group Headed by Prof.Dr.Xinhe Bao

Combination of Thermo- and Electro-catalysis for Efficient Reduction of CO2
2015-11-03 09:42:04



Guoxiong Wang, Dunfeng Gao, Jiayuan Li, Jing Wang, Fan Cai, Hhaihua Wu, Yifan Ye, Xiaole Jiang, Chengcheng Yan, Xinhe Bao


Introduction: Electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide uses renewable or nuclear energy as the electrical power and carbon dioxide/water as the reactants to produce fuels and chemicals, such as carbon monooxide, formic acid, methanol etc. under relatively mild reaction conditions. On the other hand, thermo-reduction of CO2 has the advantages of lower production cost and convenience for scale-up. We hope to combine the advantages of conventional electro-catalysis with solid-gas-interface thermo-catalysis to realize highly efficient reduction of CO2.


                Electro-catalytic Reduction of CO2              





                       Towards Precical CO2 Electrolysis                 





                  Catalytic Routes for CO2 Conversion              





             Energy Input Needed for CO2 Conversion            







J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 4288

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