Selective Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 to High Value Chemicals

Abstract: This project will develop enhanced electrolysis devices enabling CO2 to be converted into high value chemicals. Specifically this project will improve selectivity, efficiency and durability of electrochemical CO2 conversion into either carbon monoxide, ethanol or ethylene. The immediate focus will be on the highly economically attractive chemicals industry, with the long-term goal of using this as a steppingstone towards the fuels industry. In the project TU Delft takes the lead role in ethylene production from CO2, aiming to use both catalyst and system advancements to boost selectivity towards this valuable molecule.

Coordinator: Brian Seger, Technical University of Denmark

TU Delft Work Package Leader: Thomas Burdyny

Partners: TU Delft, Technical University of Denmark, TU Berlin, University of Surrey, Industrie De Nora, EPFL, Rina Consulting SPA, Pretexo, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Funding Tool: Horizon 2020

Duration: 3 Years, started 2020

TUD workforce: 2xPostdoc (2 years each)