Carbon monoxide electroreduction as an emerging platform for carbon utilization
December 9, 2019
In a perspective paper published in Nature Catalysis, we discussed recent progress towards high-rate CO conversion alongside mechanistic insights and device designs that can improve performance even further. A techno-economic analysis of the two-step conversion process and cradle-to-gate lifecycle assessment shows the economic feasibility and improved environmental impact of a high-volume commercial process generating acetic acid and ethylene compared to the current state of the art.
Building nitrogen atoms into carbon species in CO2/CO electrolysis
August 23, 2019
Expanding the range of chemicals that can be produced electrochemically from carbon dioxide (or derived carbon monoxide) and other abundant sources is much needed. In a collaborative work together with Prof. Bill Goddard at Caltech, we demonstrated the feasibility to form C-N bonds in CO electroreduction reaction. The full report of this study can be found at Nature Chemistry. Two news stories were released regarding this work (UDaily story & Caltech Story).
2D Cu nanosheets show superior properties in converting carbon monoxide to acetate!
April 08, 2019
Two-dimensional Cu nanosheet exhibits a unique property to electrochemically convert carbon monoxide into acetate with a selectivity as high as 48%. This is a collaborative work together with Prof. Yijin Kang and Prof. Yuanyue Liu. The full report of this study can be found at here. We also wrote a blog article regarding this work.
Carbon monoxide electrolysis at high current densities
Dr. Jiao was invited by U.S. Senator John Barrasso and Senator Tom Carper to testify before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. The purpose of this hearing is to examine S. 2602, the Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies Act (or USE IT Act). A full record of this hearing can be found at HERE. Link to the UDaily story.