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Catholyte-free flow cell enables high efficiency electroreduction of CO2 to C2 fuels

Project description

Industrial scale 'photosynthesis' of fuels, a natural way to protect the environment

One great way to reduce CO2 in the atmosphere is to capture it and convert it into other carbon-based chemicals and fuels of high value. CO2 electroreduction, reducing CO2 with electricity, is one of the most promising technologies, particularly when that electricity is produced from renewable energy sources. The EU-funded CF-CO2R project is attacking the challenges presented by current electrocatalysts through a combined campaign of experiments and modelling. Highly efficient electrocatalysts will enable CO2 electroreduction to meet the requirements of industrial implementation with benefits for both the environment and the competitive position of the EU.

Coordinator

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Net EU contribution
€ 191 149,44
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Switzerland

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00