Gas-Diffusion Electrodes for Carbon Dioxide Reduction: A New Paradigm

Higgins, D., Hahn, C., Xiang, C., Jaramillo, T., Weber, A. Gas-Diffusion Electrodes for Carbon Dioxide Reduction: A New Paradigm. ACS Energy Letters, 4, 317-324, DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b02035 (2018).


Scientific Achievement

In this paper, JCAP researchers critically examine progress in incorporating electrochemical CO2 reduction catalysts into practical device architectures that operate using vapor-phase CO2 reactants.

 

Significance & impact

Vapor-fed reactors represent new paradigms for unprecedented control of local reaction conditions, and researchers provide perspective on the challenges and opportunities for generating fundamental knowledge and achieving technological progress.

Contact: jaramillo@stanford.edu, azweber@lbl.gov

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Reprinted from Higgins, D., Hahn, C., Xiang, C., Jaramillo, T., Weber, A. Gas-Diffusion Electrodes for Carbon Dioxide Reduction: A New Paradigm. ACS Energy Letters, 4, 317-324,  DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b02035  (2018).   Schematic of a three-dimensional GDE depicting the multiple length scales where phenomena are occurring during electrochemical CO2R.

Reprinted from Higgins, D., Hahn, C., Xiang, C., Jaramillo, T., Weber, A. Gas-Diffusion Electrodes for Carbon Dioxide Reduction: A New Paradigm. ACS Energy Letters, 4, 317-324, DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b02035 (2018).

Schematic of a three-dimensional GDE depicting the multiple length scales where phenomena are occurring during electrochemical CO2R.

Reprinted from Higgins, D., Hahn, C., Xiang, C., Jaramillo, T., Weber, A. Gas-Diffusion Electrodes for Carbon Dioxide Reduction: A New Paradigm. ACS Energy Letters, 4, 317-324,  DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b02035  (2018).    State-of-the-art energy efficiencies versus partial current densities to ethylene, carbon monoxide, formate, and hydrogen   .

Reprinted from Higgins, D., Hahn, C., Xiang, C., Jaramillo, T., Weber, A. Gas-Diffusion Electrodes for Carbon Dioxide Reduction: A New Paradigm. ACS Energy Letters, 4, 317-324, DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b02035 (2018).

State-of-the-art energy efficiencies versus partial current densities to ethylene, carbon monoxide, formate, and hydrogen.