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Sustainable liquid fuels from CO2 electroreduction

Project description

Developing sustainable liquid fuels from CO2 reduction

Liquid fuels produced from renewable-electricity-driven CO2 reduction reaction (CO2RR) have a carbon-neutral energy cycle and enable the storage of renewable yet intermittent energy. For this reason, they show promise as sustainable fuel sources. One of the most desired CO2RR products is propanol. However, today’s catalysts don’t exhibit more than 15 % selectivity for propanol, which prevents the practical adoption of CO2-to-propanol electrolysis. To address this challenge, the EU-funded CO2RR project aims to predict and discover ideal catalyst–system combinations. To do this, it will gain in-depth knowledge on the catalyst descriptors that drive propanol formation. The project will result in an efficient CO2-to-propanol electrolysis system and a deep understanding of the CO2RR mechanism.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/electrochemistry/electrolysis
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/liquid fuels

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF


Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 175 572,48