The evaluation of the catalytic activity

Manuel Molina Muriel, PhD from UPV, carried out his research activity at the CNR-ITAE Institute in Messina for 3 months (July to September).

During this time, some of the materials synthetized in UPV were tested as electrocatalysts for the CO2 electroreduction reaction, in the framework of European project ECO2Fuel.

The main objective of this research collaboration was the evaluation of the catalytic activity of a series of materials for the electroreduction of CO2 to CO, hydrocarbons and/or alcohols, in the framework of the ECO2Fuel project.

This is indeed a truly relevant process for the successful transition to a cleaner energy production, since the CO2 originated as by product in multiple processes can be converted to fuels instead of being liberated to the atmosphere.