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Nanocrystals for CO2 Reduction

Project description

Nanocrystals to catalyse CO2 reduction reaction

Materials that successfully and selectively catalyse the reduction of CO2(CO2RR) into chemical raw materials could drive a sustainable zero-emission energy conversion cycle in the production of fuels and base chemicals. Colloidal techniques have been instrumental in the synthesis of metallic nanocrystals (NCs). These perform perfect selectivity for energy-dense products. As such, the rationalisation of the NC synthesis pathway, stability in operando and the CO2RR mechanism they catalyse represent a great challenge. The EU-funded NANOCO2RE project will promote the synthesis of effective and solid colloidal NCs for CO2RR by empowering the study of all NC life stages through accurate in silico research. It will combine electronic structure, improved sampling and Big Data techniques to establish rational design standards in the synthesis of solid and selective NCs for CO2RR.

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