CO2 reduction

Electroreduction of carbon dioxide on transition metal oxide catalysts

AFFILIATION    
University of Iceland

INVENTORS
Professor Egill Skúlason Ph.D.
Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science

IP STATUS
Patent pending
Title: Electroreduction of carbon dioxide on transition metal oxide catalysts
Int. Publication number: WO2019197527A1
Priority date: 11 April 2018



                         
CO2 reduction

Electroreduction of carbon dioxide on transition metal oxide catalysts

AFFILIATION    
University of Iceland

INVENTORS
Professor Egill Skúlason Ph.D.
Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science

IP STATUS
Patent pending
Title: Electroreduction of carbon dioxide on transition metal oxide catalysts
Int. Publication number: WO2019197527A1
Priority date: 11 April 2018

 

                          
CO2 reduction

Electroreduction of carbon dioxide on transition metal oxide catalysts

AFFILIATION    
University of Iceland

INVENTORS
Professor Egill Skúlason Ph.D.
Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science

IP STATUS
Patent pending
Title: Electroreduction of carbon dioxide on transition metal oxide catalysts
Int. Publication number: WO2019197527A1
Priority date: 11 April 2018

 

                        
CO2 reduction

Electroreduction of carbon dioxide on transition metal oxide catalysts

AFFILIATION    
University of Iceland

INVENTORS
Professor Egill Skúlason Ph.D.
Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science

IP STATUS
Patent pending
Title: Electroreduction of carbon dioxide on transition metal oxide catalysts
Int. Publication number: WO2019197527A1
Priority date: 11 April 2018

 

            
CO2 reduction

Electroreduction of carbon dioxide on transition metal oxide catalysts

AFFILIATION    
University of Iceland

INVENTORS
Professor Egill Skúlason Ph.D.
Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science

IP STATUS
Patent pending
Title: Electroreduction of carbon dioxide on transition metal oxide catalysts
Int. Publication number: WO2019197527A1
Priority date: 11 April 2018

 

“This invention makes it possible to produce high-value products from carbon dioxide
under various conditions, including at ambient room temperature and atmospheric pressure.
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“This invention makes it possible to produce high-value products from carbon dioxide under various conditions, including at ambient room temperature and atmospheric pressure.” 

“This invention makes it possible to produce high-value products from carbon dioxide under various conditions, including at ambient room temperature and atmospheric pressure.” 

“This invention makes it possible to produce high-value products from carbon dioxide under various conditions, including at ambient room temperature and atmospheric pressure.” 

“This invention makes it possible to produce high-value products from carbon dioxide under various conditions, including at ambient room temperature and atmospheric pressure.” 

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An important measure to lower the CO2 content of the atmosphere is to convert it back to fuel or other chemicals. To pursue this goal, a novel catalyst that operates at ambient conditions and electrochemically reduces CO2 to high value add products is the key technology. The currently used pure metal catalyst Cu is not efficient enough for commercial application due to the fact that requires a large overpotential and it also produces 15 different carbon containing products as well as H2 gas and the separation of these products is costly. Also, methane and ethylene are the major products when Cu is used as a catalyst, but methanol is only produced in trace amount. Methanol would, however, be more useful to use as transportation fuel and would fit perfectly with the current infrastructure and technology.
 
The current invention predicts that certain transition metal oxides are good catalysts for the production of methanol and others for the production of formic acid.
 
ADVANTAGES & STRENGHTS
- Less need for high overpotential compared to Cu catalyst and thus less electricity needed for production;
- Operates at ambient conditions;
- More selective towards methanol formation than pure metal catalysts such as Cu;
- The reduction of CO2 can be geared towards a desired product or mix of products by selecting the appropriate catalyst surfaces and/or adjusting the applied voltage;
- Less need for costly separation of different products;
- Provides important advances in carbon neutral energy technology;
- Methanol can be used in current transportation system without major investments in new technologies;
- Provides important advance in the development of technologies that can reduce CO2 levels in the atmosphere.
 
APPLICATIONS & MARKET OPPORTUNITIES
This invention could make it possible to commercially produce methanol and other chemicals from CO2 in a cost effective way. More than 80% of global energy needs are met from fossil fuels and this has caused increased emission of green house gasses and global warming. The invention could be used by chemical companies and oil companies.
 
The invention provides solutions to the following sustainable development goals of the United Nations:

An important measure to lower the CO2 content of the atmosphere is to convert it back to fuel or other chemicals. To pursue this goal, a novel catalyst that operates at ambient conditions and electrochemically reduces CO2 to high value add products is the key technology. The currently used pure metal catalyst Cu is not efficient enough for commercial application due to the fact that requires a large overpotential and it also produces 15 different carbon containing products as well as H2 gas and the separation of these products is costly. Also, methane and ethylene are the major products when Cu is used as a catalyst, but methanol is only produced in trace amount. Methanol would, however, be more useful to use as transportation fuel and would fit perfectly with the current infrastructure and technology.
 
The current invention predicts that certain transition metal oxides are good catalysts for the production of methanol and others for the production of formic acid.
 
ADVANTAGES & STRENGHTS
- Less need for high overpotential compared to Cu catalyst and thus less electricity needed for production;
- Operates at ambient conditions;
- More selective towards methanol formation than pure metal catalysts such as Cu;
- The reduction of CO2 can be geared towards a desired product or mix of products by selecting the appropriate catalyst surfaces and/or adjusting the applied voltage;
- Less need for costly separation of different products;
- Provides important advances in carbon neutral energy technology;
- Methanol can be used in current transportation system without major investments in new technologies;
- Provides important advance in the development of technologies that can reduce CO2 levels in the atmosphere.
 
APPLICATIONS & MARKET OPPORTUNITIES
This invention could make it possible to commercially produce methanol and other chemicals from CO2 in a cost effective way. More than 80% of global energy needs are met from fossil fuels and this has caused increased emission of green house gasses and global warming. The invention could be used by chemical companies and oil companies.
 
The invention provides solutions to the following sustainable development goals of the United Nations:

An important measure to lower the CO2 content of the atmosphere is to convert it back to fuel or other chemicals. To pursue this goal, a novel catalyst that operates at ambient conditions and electrochemically reduces CO2 to high value add products is the key technology. The currently used pure metal catalyst Cu is not efficient enough for commercial application due to the fact that requires a large overpotential and it also produces 15 different carbon containing products as well as H2 gas and the separation of these products is costly. Also, methane and ethylene are the major products when Cu is used as a catalyst, but methanol is only produced in trace amount. Methanol would, however, be more useful to use as transportation fuel and would fit perfectly with the current infrastructure and technology.
 
The current invention predicts that certain transition metal oxides are good catalysts for the production of methanol and others for the production of formic acid.
 
ADVANTAGES & STRENGHTS
- Less need for high overpotential compared to Cu catalyst and thus less electricity needed for production;
- Operates at ambient conditions;
- More selective towards methanol formation than pure metal catalysts such as Cu;
- The reduction of CO2 can be geared towards a desired product or mix of products by selecting the appropriate catalyst surfaces and/or adjusting the applied voltage;
- Less need for costly separation of different products;
- Provides important advances in carbon neutral energy technology;
- Methanol can be used in current transportation system without major investments in new technologies;
- Provides important advance in the development of technologies that can reduce CO2 levels in the atmosphere.
 
APPLICATIONS & MARKET OPPORTUNITIES
This invention could make it possible to commercially produce methanol and other chemicals from CO2 in a cost effective way. More than 80% of global energy needs are met from fossil fuels and this has caused increased emission of green house gasses and global warming. The invention could be used by chemical companies and oil companies.
 
The invention provides solutions to the following sustainable development goals of the United Nations:

An important measure to lower the CO2 content of the atmosphere is to convert it back to fuel or other chemicals. To pursue this goal, a novel catalyst that operates at ambient conditions and electrochemically reduces CO2 to high value add products is the key technology. The currently used pure metal catalyst Cu is not efficient enough for commercial application due to the fact that requires a large overpotential and it also produces 15 different carbon containing products as well as H2 gas and the separation of these products is costly. Also, methane and ethylene are the major products when Cu is used as a catalyst, but methanol is only produced in trace amount. Methanol would, however, be more useful to use as transportation fuel and would fit perfectly with the current infrastructure and technology.
 
The current invention predicts that certain transition metal oxides are good catalysts for the production of methanol and others for the production of formic acid.
 
ADVANTAGES & STRENGHTS
- Less need for high overpotential compared to Cu catalyst and thus less electricity needed for production;
- Operates at ambient conditions;
- More selective towards methanol formation than pure metal catalysts such as Cu;
- The reduction of CO2 can be geared towards a desired product or mix of products by selecting the appropriate catalyst surfaces and/or adjusting the applied voltage;
- Less need for costly separation of different products;
- Provides important advances in carbon neutral energy technology;
- Methanol can be used in current transportation system without major investments in new technologies;
- Provides important advance in the development of technologies that can reduce CO2 levels in the atmosphere.
 
APPLICATIONS & MARKET OPPORTUNITIES
This invention could make it possible to commercially produce methanol and other chemicals from CO2 in a cost effective way. More than 80% of global energy needs are met from fossil fuels and this has caused increased emission of green house gasses and global warming. The invention could be used by chemical companies and oil companies.
 
The invention provides solutions to the following sustainable development goals of the United Nations:

An important measure to lower the CO2 content of the atmosphere is to convert it back to fuel or other chemicals. To pursue this goal, a novel catalyst that operates at ambient conditions and electrochemically reduces CO2 to high value add products is the key technology. The currently used pure metal catalyst Cu is not efficient enough for commercial application due to the fact that requires a large overpotential and it also produces 15 different carbon containing products as well as H2 gas and the separation of these products is costly. Also, methane and ethylene are the major products when Cu is used as a catalyst, but methanol is only produced in trace amount. Methanol would, however, be more useful to use as transportation fuel and would fit perfectly with the current infrastructure and technology.
 
The current invention predicts that certain transition metal oxides are good catalysts for the production of methanol and others for the production of formic acid.
 
ADVANTAGES & STRENGHTS
- Less need for high overpotential compared to Cu catalyst and thus less electricity needed for production;
- Operates at ambient conditions;
- More selective towards methanol formation than pure metal catalysts such as Cu;
- The reduction of CO2 can be geared towards a desired product or mix of products by selecting the appropriate catalyst surfaces and/or adjusting the applied voltage;
- Less need for costly separation of different products
- Provides important advances in carbon neutral energy technology;
- Methanol can be used in current transportation system without major investments in new technologies;
- Provides important advance in the development of technologies that can reduce CO2 levels in the atmosphere.
 
APPLICATIONS & MARKET OPPORTUNITIES
This invention could make it possible to commercially produce methanol and other chemicals from CO2 in a cost effective way. More than 80% of global energy needs are met from fossil fuels and this has caused increased emission of green house gasses and global warming. The invention could be used by chemical companies and oil companies.
 
The invention provides solutions to the following sustainable development goals of the United Nations:

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KEYWORDS
Carbon dioxide, CO2 reduction, catalysts, transition metal dioxide, density functional theory, electrochemistry, electrolytic cell, formic acid, hydrogen, hydrogen production, methanol, physical chemistry, process chemistry, fuel production.

RELATED PUBLICATIONS

  • "Trends of Electrochemical CO2 Reduction Reaction on Transition Metal Oxide Catalysts"
    Ebrahim Tayyebi, Javed Hussain, Younes Abghoui, and Egill Skúlason
    The Journal of Physical Chemistry C122 (2018), 10078-10087
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b02224

  •  “Calculations of Product Selectivity in Electrochemical CO2 Reduction”
    Javed Hussain, Hannes Jónsson, and Egill Skúlason
    ACS Catalysis8 (2018), 5240-5249
    DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b03308

COLLABORATION
TTO Iceland is looking for interested industrial partners for licensing the offered technology. We are willing to provide you with a more elaborate presentation of the technology if requested.

For more information, please contact: astasollilja@ttoiceland.is

KEYWORDS
Carbon dioxide, CO2 reduction, catalysts, transition metal dioxide, density functional theory, electrochemistry, electrolytic cell, formic acid, hydrogen, hydrogen production, methanol, physical chemistry, process chemistry, fuel production.

RELATED PUBLICATIONS

  • "Trends of Electrochemical CO2 Reduction Reaction on Transition Metal Oxide Catalysts"
    Ebrahim Tayyebi, Javed Hussain, Younes Abghoui, and Egill Skúlason
    The Journal of Physical Chemistry C122 (2018), 10078-10087
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b02224

  •  “Calculations of Product Selectivity in Electrochemical CO2 Reduction”
    Javed Hussain, Hannes Jónsson, and Egill Skúlason
    ACS Catalysis, 8 (2018), 5240-5249
    DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b03308
     

COLLABORATION
TTO Iceland is looking for interested industrial partners for licensing the offered technology. We are willing to provide you with a more elaborate presentation of the technology if requested.

For more information, please contact: astasollilja@ttoiceland.is

KEYWORDS
Carbon dioxide, CO2 reduction, catalysts, transition metal dioxide, density functional theory, electrochemistry, electrolytic cell, formic acid, hydrogen, hydrogen production, methanol, physical chemistry, process chemistry, fuel production.

RELATED PUBLICATIONS

  • "Trends of Electrochemical CO2 Reduction Reaction on Transition Metal Oxide Catalysts"
    Ebrahim Tayyebi, Javed Hussain, Younes Abghoui, and Egill Skúlason
    The Journal of Physical Chemistry C122 (2018), 10078-10087
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b02224

  •  “Calculations of Product Selectivity in Electrochemical CO2 Reduction”
    Javed Hussain, Hannes Jónsson, and Egill Skúlason
    ACS Catalysis8 (2018), 5240-5249
    DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b03308

COLLABORATION
TTO Iceland is looking for interested industrial partners for licensing the offered technology. We are willing to provide you with a more elaborate presentation of the technology if requested.

For more information, please contact: astasollilja@ttoiceland.is

KEYWORDS
Carbon dioxide, CO2 reduction, catalysts, transition metal dioxide, density functional theory, electrochemistry, electrolytic cell, formic acid, hydrogen, hydrogen production, methanol, physical chemistry, process chemistry, fuel production.

RELATED PUBLICATIONS

  • "Trends of Electrochemical CO2 Reduction Reaction on Transition Metal Oxide Catalysts"
    Ebrahim Tayyebi, Javed Hussain, Younes Abghoui, and Egill Skúlason
    The Journal of Physical Chemistry C122 (2018), 10078-10087
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b02224

  •  “Calculations of Product Selectivity in Electrochemical CO2 Reduction”
    Javed Hussain, Hannes Jónsson, and Egill Skúlason
    ACS Catalysis8 (2018), 5240-5249
    DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b03308

COLLABORATION
TTO Iceland is looking for interested industrial partners for licensing the offered technology. We are willing to provide you with a more elaborate presentation of the technology if requested.

For more information, please contact: astasollilja@ttoiceland.is

KEYWORDS
Carbon dioxide, CO2 reduction, catalysts, transition metal dioxide, density functional theory, electrochemistry, electrolytic cell, formic acid, hydrogen, hydrogen production, methanol, physical chemistry, process chemistry, fuel production.

RELATED PUBLICATIONS

  • "Trends of Electrochemical CO2 Reduction Reaction on Transition Metal Oxide Catalysts"
    Ebrahim Tayyebi, Javed Hussain, Younes Abghoui, and Egill Skúlason
    The Journal of Physical Chemistry C122 (2018), 10078-10087
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b02224

  •  “Calculations of Product Selectivity in Electrochemical CO2 Reduction”
    Javed Hussain, Hannes Jónsson, and Egill Skúlason.
    ACS Catalysis8 (2018), 5240-5249
    DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b03308

COLLABORATION
TTO Iceland is looking for interested industrial partners for licensing the offered technology. We are willing to provide you with a more elaborate presentation of the technology if requested.

For more information, please contact: astasollilja@ttoiceland.is

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