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Title: Final Report: Room Temperature Electrochemical Upgrading of Methane to Oxygenate Fuels

Abstract

The overall objective of this project is to discover the nature of the electrochemically active sites and to uncover the mechanisms for the electrocatalytic transformation of small organic molecules to oxygenate products such as methanol, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and acetylene. Among the feedstocks of interest in this study are: methane, carbon dioxide, and acetic acid. Methane is an incredibly attractive potential feedstock because of the recent discovery of large shale deposits; carbon dioxide is potentially a very available feedstock from carbon capture technologies; acetic acid (as well as CH 4 and CO 2 and ethanol) has potential as a bio-derived feedstock. This report summarizes the major results to date regarding the electrochemical transformation of CH 4, CO 2 and acetic acid to chemicals and fuels – with a primary focus on methane. Finer details are available in each of the projects annual reports. In addition to the primary objective, the work in this project has led to synergistic discoveries that are advantageous to other fields including: catalyst layer deposition, anion exchange membrane fuel cells, CO 2 capture and li-ion batteries. Those are very briefly discussed as well.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Chemical Sciences, Geosciences & Biosciences Division
OSTI Identifier:
1415280
Report Number(s):
Final Report: DOE-UConn-SC0010531
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0010531
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS

Citation Formats

Mustain, William E. Final Report: Room Temperature Electrochemical Upgrading of Methane to Oxygenate Fuels. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1415280.
Mustain, William E. Final Report: Room Temperature Electrochemical Upgrading of Methane to Oxygenate Fuels. United States. doi:10.2172/1415280.
Mustain, William E. Tue . "Final Report: Room Temperature Electrochemical Upgrading of Methane to Oxygenate Fuels". United States. doi:10.2172/1415280. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1415280.
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author = {Mustain, William E.},
abstractNote = {The overall objective of this project is to discover the nature of the electrochemically active sites and to uncover the mechanisms for the electrocatalytic transformation of small organic molecules to oxygenate products such as methanol, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and acetylene. Among the feedstocks of interest in this study are: methane, carbon dioxide, and acetic acid. Methane is an incredibly attractive potential feedstock because of the recent discovery of large shale deposits; carbon dioxide is potentially a very available feedstock from carbon capture technologies; acetic acid (as well as CH4 and CO2 and ethanol) has potential as a bio-derived feedstock. This report summarizes the major results to date regarding the electrochemical transformation of CH4, CO2 and acetic acid to chemicals and fuels – with a primary focus on methane. Finer details are available in each of the projects annual reports. In addition to the primary objective, the work in this project has led to synergistic discoveries that are advantageous to other fields including: catalyst layer deposition, anion exchange membrane fuel cells, CO2 capture and li-ion batteries. Those are very briefly discussed as well.},
doi = {10.2172/1415280},
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