How to go beyond C1 products with electrochemical reduction of CO2
We have recently published a review article in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Sustainable Energy & Fuels, discussing how to go beyond C1 products with electrochemical reduction of CO2. Thank you to all of our Centre team who have contributed to this review, the article is now available to read online Here.
The electrochemical reduction of CO2 to produce fuels and value-added organic chemicals is of great potential, providing a mechanism to convert and store renewable energy within a carbon-neutral energy circle. Currently the majority of studies report C1 products such as carbon monoxide and formate as the major CO2 reduction products. A particularly challenging goal within CO2 electrochemical reduction is the pursuit of multi-carbon (C2+) products which have been proposed to enable a more economically viable value chain. This review summaries recent development across electro-, photoelectro- and bioelectro-catalyst developments. It also explores the role of device design and operating conditions in enabling C–C bond generation.