“we report a common element, nanostructured catalyst for the direct electrochemical conversion of CO2 to ethanol with high Faradaic efficiency (63â€‰% at âˆ’1.2â€…V vs RHE) and high selectivity (84â€‰%) that operates in water and at ambient temperature and pressure. Lacking noble metals or other rare or expensive materials, the catalyst is comprised of Cu nanoparticles on a highly textured, N-doped carbon nanospike film.”
See High-Selectivity Electrochemical Conversion of CO2 to Ethanol using a Copper Nanoparticle/N-Doped Graphene ElectrodeWow! Now that prices for photo-voltaic panels have dropped, the biggest issue with solar power is having a means of storing energy for the nights and cloudy days. Liquid fuel is a great compact solution for storing energy that could work with fuel-cells or diesel generators to produce electricity. Ethanol has been produced by fermentation of agricultural products but that’s a very long and inefficient process compared to dissolving CO2 in water and electrolyzing it. I hope this develops into useful products ASAP. It seems very promising.
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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.