Designing materials for electrochemical carbon dioxide recycling

Michael B. Ross, Phil De Luna, Yifan Li, Cao Thang Dinh, Dohyung Kim, Peidong Yang*, Edward H. Sargent

*Corresponding author for this work

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Electrochemical carbon dioxide recycling provides an attractive approach to synthesizing fuels and chemical feedstocks using renewable energy. On the path to deploying this technology, basic and applied scientific hurdles remain. Integrating catalytic design with mechanistic understanding yields scientific insights and progresses the technology towards industrial relevance. Catalysts must be able to generate valuable carbon-based products with better selectivity, lower overpotentials and improved current densities with extended operation. Here, we describe progress and identify mechanistic questions and performance metrics for catalysts that can enable carbon-neutral renewable energy storage and utilization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)648-658
Number of pages11
JournalNature Catalysis
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Bioengineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Process Chemistry and Technology


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