Electrochemical conversion of CO2 to formic acid (2017–2020)

Abstract:
This project aims to develop economical and scalable carbon dioxide (CO2) electrochemical technologies to convert CO2 in blast furnace flue gas to formic acid as a value-added product in steel-making plant. It provides a promising solution to reduce CO2 emission for the steel industry but is also applicable to coal-fired power plants. The project seeks to develop new electrochemical catalysts, to optimise the structure of electrodes and ultimately improve CO2 conversion efficiency and reaction selectivity towards formic acid. The expected outcomes include novel catalytic materials, a design for an electrochemical CO2 conversion reactor, and an energy-management strategy to implement this technology into industrial applications.
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Researchers:
  • EAIT Director China Res Partnership
    School of Chemical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Adjunct Fellow
    School of Chemical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Senior Lecturer
    School of Chemical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Australian Research Council