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Developing electrochemical processes for conversion of the greenhouse gas, CO2, into value-added chemicals and fuels, is an attractive solution to realise a carbon-neutral energy circulation while simultaneously storing electricity generated from intermittent renewable sources.

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Competitive advantage

  • Expertise in electrocatalyst design and synthesis
  • Prototype flow cell for scaling-up CO2 reduction
  • Understanding of the reaction mechanism for electrochemical CO2 reduction


  • A sustainable electrochemistry approach to producing valuable fuels that mitigates the energy issues
  • Alleviating global warming by converting CO2 into valuable products

Successful outcomes

  • State-of-the-art nanoporous alloy catalysts for bifunctional CO2 reduction to CO and formate
  • Single-atom catalysts with an ultrahigh Faradic efficiency (>98%) for CO2-to-CO

Capabilities and facilities

  • Extensive lab facilities for electrocatalyst fabrication, characterisation and testing
  • Access to comprehensive analytical techniques such as diffractions, surface analysis, and electron microscopy
  • Expertise and access to NMR and solid-state NMR facilities