Congratulations to Lei and Chuan’s review paper on CO2RR published in Science Advances

In light of environmental concerns and energy transition, electrochemical CO2 reduction (ECR) to value-added multicarbon (C2+) fuels and chemicals, using renewable electricity, presents an elegant long-term solution to close the carbon cycle with added economic benefits as well. However, electrocatalytic C─C coupling in aqueous electrolytes is still an open challenge due to low selectivity, activity, and stability. Design of catalysts and reactors holds the key to addressing those challenges. We summarize recent progress in how to achieve efficient C─C coupling via ECR, with emphasis on strategies in electrocatalysts and electrocatalytic electrode/reactor design, and their corresponding mechanisms. In addition, current bottlenecks and future opportunities for C2+ product generation is discussed. We aim to provide a detailed review of the state-of-the-art C─C coupling strategies to the community for further development and inspiration in both fundamental understanding and technological applications.

2 thoughts on “Congratulations to Lei and Chuan’s review paper on CO2RR published in Science Advances”

  1. Greetings from Vancouver, BC!

    I read with interest your work on a electrocatalytic reactor that reduces CO2 to C2+ synfuels. Is this reactor in production?

    Thank you.

    Kind regards,
    Rowena Low

    1. Thanks for your interests in our group’s work! The reactor is in lab research and is being tested for sacled up devices. Please keep an eye on our progresses.
      Thank you!

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