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Electrochemical Conversion of Renewable Electricity into Fuels and Chemicals

Deliverables

Summer School of Surface Electrochemistry and Spectroscopy

The Summer school will provide the attendants with the conceptual background and hands-on experience in advanced in situ spectro- electrochemical and surface imaging techniques employed in the investigations of electrocatalytic systems.

Summer School on Electrochemical Engineering and Catalysis-related Energy Applications

The Summer school will provide the attendants with the background needed to transfer the fundamental understanding of (electro-)catalytic processes into technical applications. Particular attention will be paid to engineering aspects of fuel cell devices and electrolyzers. This Summer School will also explicitly consider complementary catalytic approaches to sustainable energy, such as batteries, “solar fuels”, photo-electrocatalysis, and biofuels.

Workshop on Industrial (electro)catalysis

The workshop will train the participants in aspects of industry-related catalysis research such as testing, scale up, optimization, reactor modelling, and (economic) feasibility evaluations of the (electro)catalytic technologies.

International Conference on Electrocatalysis for Renewable Energy

The conference organized by the network will provide the Fellows with the opportunity to learn to present as well as organize a scientific meeting.

Workshop on how to succeed on the job market

Workshop will provide the fellows with the essential competence toolbox to successfully find employment as well as to act efficiently in seeking employees. For fellows considering a career in academia Feibelman’s book “A PhD is not enough! A Guide to Survival in Science” will again serve as a guide.

Workshop on Material Aspects of Contemporary (Electro-)Catalysis

The workshop will cover synthetic aspects of the catalyst preparation for electrocatalytic applications. The lectures will cover the entire length scale of materials ranging from single crystals to nanoparticulate materials as well key solid-state techniques of their characterization.

Workshop on intellectual property

The workshop will address the practical and legal matters related to intellectual ownership, and with the foundation of spin-off companies. ELCOREL’s industrial participants will play a major role in this workshop.

Workshop on Scientific Integrity, Gender Issues and General Leadership

The workshop will discuss existing codes of conduct for scientists and aim at increasing awareness of the dynamics of interpersonal relationships within the research environment and provide the participant with instruments to evaluate and understand his/her role in the working environment.

Workshop on proposal writing

The workshop will provide the fellows with a survey of funding opportunities in the European Research Area and train them in effective proposal writing both for research grants and for the acquisition of experimental measuring time at major scientific (e.g. synchrotron) facilities.

Participation at European Researchers Night

Demonstration of the relevance of the consortium's research to the general public.

Workshop on the Fundamentals of charge transfer processes

The consortium will provide the fellows with a survey of the theory of charge transfer processes and its extension to electrocatalytic reactions. It will also cover the theory of voltammetry as the most common electrochemical technique.

Workshop on use of High Performance Computing

The workshop will discuss the state -of -the-art in high-performance and parallel scientific computing, focusing on applications and software issues related to high-performance parallel computing. The workshop will be organized in collaboration with Barcelona Supercomputing Center http://www.bsc.es/.

Workshop on efficient communication and presentation

The workshop will train the fellows in effective scientific presentations, effective writing skills, and in communication skills targeting fellow scientists, funding bodies as well as the general public.

Summer School on Computational Chemistry

The consortium will provide the attendants with a basic introduction into the application of quantum theory and statistical mechanisms to describe and simulate charge transfer and catalytic reactions, covering both thermodynamic and kinetic aspects. The network houses extensive experience in this field.

Workshop on how to tackle scientific problems cientific problems

The workshop will provide the participants with fundamental instruments needed to successfully formulate, perform and evaluate a scientific project, including work-team and time management. The course will be partially based on Feibelman’s book “A PhD is not enough! A Guide to Survival in Science” as well as on personal experiences of senior members of the network.

Network webpage

Network's web page launched and operating.

Facebook and Twitter account

Elcorel's Facebook and Twitter accounts are established and updated.

Network newsletters

The first Newsletter will be published at M3. The deliverable will be updated throughout the project to upload the Newsletters that will be published every 6 months. The networks' Newsletters are also available through the web site and announced via mailing list, Facebook and Twitter.

Publications

Efficiency and selectivity of CO2 reduction to CO on gold gas diffusion electrodes in acidic media

Author(s): Mariana C. O. Monteiro, Matthew F. Philips, Klaas Jan P. Schouten, Marc T. M. Koper
Published in: Nature Communications, 12/1, 2021, ISSN 2041-1723
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-24936-6

Benchmarking Perovskite Electrocatalysts’ OER Activity as Candidate Materials for Industrial Alkaline Water Electrolysis

Author(s): DJ Donn Matienzo, Tuğçe Kutlusoy, Spyridon Divanis, Chiara Bari, Emanuele Instuli
Published in: Catalysts, 10/12, 2020, Page(s) 1387, ISSN 2073-4344
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
DOI: 10.3390/catal10121387

Synergistic effects in oxygen evolution activity of mixed iridium-ruthenium pyrochlores

Author(s): Rebecca K. Pittkowski, Daniel F. Abbott, Roman Nebel, Spyridon Divanis, Emiliana Fabbri, Ivano E. Castelli, Thomas J. Schmidt, Jan Rossmeisl, Petr Krtil
Published in: Electrochimica Acta, 366, 2021, Page(s) 137327, ISSN 0013-4686
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2020.137327

Cation-effect-CO2-reduction

Author(s): Federico Dattila
Published in: Nature Catalysis, 26 July 2021, 2021, Page(s) 4, pages654–662 (2021), ISSN 2520-1158
Publisher: Springer Nature Limited
DOI: 10.19061/iochem-bd-1-194

Measuring local pH in electrochemistry

Author(s): Mariana C.O. Monteiro, Marc T.M. Koper
Published in: Current Opinion in Electrochemistry, 2020, Page(s) 100649, ISSN 2451-9103
Publisher: ELSEVIER
DOI: 10.1016/j.coelec.2020.100649

Time-Resolved Local pH Measurements during CO 2 Reduction Using Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy: Buffering and Tip Effects

Author(s): Mariana C. O. Monteiro, Alex Mirabal, Leon Jacobse, Katharina Doblhoff-Dier, Scott Calabrese Barton, Marc T. M. Koper
Published in: JACS Au, 13.10.2021, 2021, ISSN 2691-3704
Publisher: ACS Publications
DOI: 10.1021/jacsau.1c00289

Emergence of Potential-Controlled Cu-Nanocuboids and Graphene-Covered Cu-Nanocuboids under Operando CO 2 Electroreduction

Author(s): Thanh Hai Phan, Karla Banjac, Fernando P. Cometto, Federico Dattila, Rodrigo García-Muelas, Stefan J. Raaijman, Chunmiao Ye, Marc T. M. Koper, Núria López, Magalí Lingenfelder
Published in: Nano Letters, 21/5, 2021, Page(s) 2059-2065, ISSN 1530-6984
Publisher: American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c04703?ref=pdf

High Performance Hydrogen Evolution Reaction Catalyst Based on Single‐Walled Carbon Nanotubes Decorated by RuO x Nanoparticles

Author(s): Fedor S. Fedorov, Daniel Settipani, Marthe Emelie Melandsø Buan, Jani Sainio, Farhan S. M. Ali, Daniil Ilatovskii, Tanja Kallio, Albert G. Nasibulin
Published in: ChemElectroChem, 7/12, 2020, Page(s) 2651-2659, ISSN 2196-0216
Publisher: Chemistry Europe
DOI: 10.1002/celc.202000528

Probing the local activity of CO 2 reduction on gold gas diffusion electrodes: effect of the catalyst loading and CO 2 pressure

Author(s): Mariana C. O. Monteiro, Stefan Dieckhöfer, Tim Bobrowski, Thomas Quast, Davide Pavesi, Marc Koper, Wolfgang Schuhmann
Published in: Chemical Science, 9.11.2021, 2021, ISSN 2041-6520
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
DOI: 10.1039/d1sc05519d

Interfacial pH Measurements Using a Rotating Ring‐Disc Electrode with a Voltammetric pH Sensor

Author(s): Mariana C. O. Monteiro, Xuan Liu, Bellenod J. L. Hagedoorn, Demi D. Snabilié, Marc T. M. Koper
Published in: ChemElectroChem, 5.101.2021, 2021, ISSN 2196-0216
Publisher: Chemistry Europe - ECS Publishing
DOI: 10.1002/celc.202101223

Active IrO2 and NiO Thin Films Prepared by Atomic Layer Deposition for Oxygen Evolution Reaction

Author(s): DJ Donn Matienzo, Daniel Settipani, Emanuele Instuli, Tanja Kallio
Published in: Catalysts, 10/1, 2020, Page(s) 92, ISSN 2073-4344
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
DOI: 10.3390/catal10010092

Origin of the Selective Electroreduction of Carbon Dioxide to Formate by Chalcogen Modified Copper

Author(s): Rodrigo García-Muelas, Federico Dattila, Tatsuya Shinagawa, Antonio J. Martín, Javier Pérez-Ramírez, Núria López
Published in: The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 9/24, 2018, Page(s) 7153-7159, ISSN 1948-7185
Publisher: American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b03212

Rationality in the new oxygen evolution catalyst development

Author(s): Rebecca Pittkowski, Petr Krtil, Jan Rossmeisl
Published in: Current Opinion in Electrochemistry, 12, 2018, Page(s) 218-224, ISSN 2451-9103
Publisher: Elsevier
DOI: 10.1016/j.coelec.2018.11.014

Volcano Trend in Electrocatalytic CO 2 Reduction Activity over Atomically Dispersed Metal Sites on Nitrogen-Doped Carbon

Author(s): Jingkun Li, Paulina Pršlja, Tatsuya Shinagawa, Antonio José Martín Fernández, Frank Krumeich, Kateryna Artyushkova, Plamen Atanassov, Andrea Zitolo, Yecheng Zhou, Rodrigo García-Muelas, Núria López, Javier Pérez-Ramírez, Frédéric Jaouen
Published in: ACS Catalysis, 9/11, 2019, Page(s) 10426-10439, ISSN 2155-5435
Publisher: American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.9b02594

Alumina contamination through polishing and its effect on hydrogen evolution on gold electrodes

Author(s): Mariana C.O. Monteiro, Marc T.M. Koper
Published in: Electrochimica Acta, 325, 2019, Page(s) 134915, ISSN 0013-4686
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2019.134915

Mediator-Free SECM for Probing the Diffusion Layer pH with Functionalized Gold Ultramicroelectrodes

Author(s): Mariana C. O. Monteiro, Leon Jacobse, Thomas Touzalin, Marc T. M. Koper
Published in: Analytical Chemistry, 92/2, 2020, Page(s) 2237-2243, ISSN 0003-2700
Publisher: American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.9b04952

Oxygen evolution reaction: a perspective on a decade of atomic scale simulations

Author(s): Spyridon Divanis, Tugce Kutlusoy, Ida Marie Ingmer Boye, Isabela Costinela Man, Jan Rossmeisl
Published in: Chemical Science, 11/02/2020, 2020, ISSN 2041-6520
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
DOI: 10.1039/c9sc05897d

Design and Synthesis of Ir/Ru Pyrochlore Catalysts for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction Based on Their Bulk Thermodynamic Properties

Author(s): Daniel F. Abbott, Rebecca K. Pittkowski, Kateřina Macounová, Roman Nebel, Elena Marelli, Emiliana Fabbri, Ivano E. Castelli, Petr Krtil, Thomas J. Schmidt
Published in: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 11/41, 2019, Page(s) 37748-37760, ISSN 1944-8244
Publisher: American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b13220

Surface Sensitivity of Hydrogen Evolution and Formaldehyde Reduction on Differently Oriented TiO2 Anatase Nanocrystals

Author(s): Vladislav Buravets, Kateřina Minhová Macounová, Roman Nebel, Markéta Zukalová, Ladislav Kavan, Petr Krtil
Published in: Electrocatalysis, 2020, ISSN 1868-2529
Publisher: Springer Pub. Co.,
DOI: 10.1007/s12678-020-00595-x

CO 2 electroreduction on bimetallic Pd–In nanoparticles

Author(s): Davide Pavesi, Farhan S. M. Ali, Dimitra Anastasiadou, Tanja Kallio, Marta Figueiredo, Gert-Jan M. Gruter, Marc T. M. Koper, Klaas Jan P. Schouten
Published in: Catalysis Science & Technology, 10/13, 2020, Page(s) 4264-4270, ISSN 2044-4753
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
DOI: 10.1039/d0cy00831a

Cathodic Disintegration as an Easily Scalable Method for the Production of Sn- and Pb-Based Catalysts for CO 2 Reduction

Author(s): Davide Pavesi, Rim C. J. van de Poll, Julia L. Krasovic, Marta Figueiredo, Gert-Jan M. Gruter, Marc T. M. Koper, Klaas Jan P. Schouten
Published in: ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 8/41, 2020, Page(s) 15603-15610, ISSN 2168-0485
Publisher: American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c04875

Active and Selective Ensembles in Oxide-Derived Copper Catalysts for CO 2 Reduction

Author(s): Federico Dattila, Rodrigo Garcı́a-Muelas, Núria López
Published in: ACS Energy Letters, 5/10, 2020, Page(s) 3176-3184, ISSN 2380-8195
Publisher: American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.0c01777

Stability and Redispersion of Ni Nanoparticles Supported on N-Doped Carbons for the CO 2 Electrochemical Reduction

Author(s): Paulina Prslja, Núria López
Published in: ACS Catalysis, 11/1, 2021, Page(s) 88-94, ISSN 2155-5435
Publisher: American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c01909

Understanding the Voltammetry of Bulk CO Electrooxidation in Neutral Media through Combined SECM Measurements

Author(s): Mariana C. O. Monteiro, Leon Jacobse, Marc T. M. Koper
Published in: The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 11/22, 2020, Page(s) 9708-9713, ISSN 1948-7185
Publisher: American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c02779?ref=pdf

Engendering Unprecedented Activation of Oxygen Evolution via Rational Pinning of Ni Oxidation State in Prototypical Perovskite: Close Juxtaposition of Synthetic Approach and Theoretical Conception

Author(s): Rebecca Pittkowski, Spyridon Divanis, Mariana Klementová, Roman Nebel, Shahin Nikman, Harry Hoster, Sanjeev Mukerjee, Jan Rossmeisl, Petr Krtil
Published in: ACS Catalysis, 2021, Page(s) 985-997, ISSN 2155-5435
Publisher: American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c04733

Optimizing the Electrochemical Reduction of CO 2 to Formate: A State-of-the-Art Analysis

Author(s): Matthew F. Philips, Gert-Jan M. Gruter, Marc T. M. Koper, Klaas Jan P. Schouten
Published in: ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 8/41, 2020, Page(s) 15430-15444, ISSN 2168-0485
Publisher: American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c05215