Sustainable production of chemical energy vectors (Power-to-X)

Industrial decarbonisation is strongly dependent on integrating sustainable production of chemical energy vectors in industries also referred as Power-to-X (P2X). The chemical industry can achieve this by using CO2 for producing different products to embed carbon in products, reducing carbon emissions. A key technology to realise the potential of P2X is the conversion of CO2 into sustainable chemicals. Our initial P2X focus is on organic chemicals for making commodity chemicals from non-petroleum feedstocks. To achieve high product selectivity, conversion yields and current efficiencies to minimize energy requirements, we will develop cost effective catalysts and electrolytes of the electrochemical conversion; and optimize the process through reactor design.

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Supervisor name: 
Prof Mercedes Maroto-Valer
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Project location: 
RCCS labs in Coulson
Deputy name: 
Dr Jeannie Tan; Dr John Andresen