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Title: What Should We Make with CO 2 and How Can We Make It?

In this forward-looking Perspective, we discuss the current state of technology and the economics of electrocatalytic transformation of CO 2 into various chemical fuels. Furthermore, our analysis finds that short-chain simple building-block molecules currently present the most economically compelling targets. Making an optimistic prediction of technology advancement in the future, we propose the gradual rise of photocatalytic, CO 2 polymerization, biohybrid, and molecular machine technologies to augment and enhance already practical electrocatalytic CO 2 conversion methods.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, ON (Canada)
  2. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5900-68734
Journal ID: ISSN 2542-4351
Grant/Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Joule
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 2542-4351
Publisher:
Elsevier - Cell Press
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Program (EE-3F); USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Bioenergy Technologies Office (EE-3B)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; electrocatalytic CO2 reduction; techno-economic assessment; renewable energy
OSTI Identifier:
1433477

Bushuyev, Oleksandr S., De Luna, Phil, Dinh, Cao Thang, Tao, Ling, Saur, Genevieve, van de Lagemaat, Jao, Kelley, Shana O., and Sargent, Edward H.. What Should We Make with CO2 and How Can We Make It?. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1016/j.joule.2017.09.003.
Bushuyev, Oleksandr S., De Luna, Phil, Dinh, Cao Thang, Tao, Ling, Saur, Genevieve, van de Lagemaat, Jao, Kelley, Shana O., & Sargent, Edward H.. What Should We Make with CO2 and How Can We Make It?. United States. doi:10.1016/j.joule.2017.09.003.
Bushuyev, Oleksandr S., De Luna, Phil, Dinh, Cao Thang, Tao, Ling, Saur, Genevieve, van de Lagemaat, Jao, Kelley, Shana O., and Sargent, Edward H.. 2018. "What Should We Make with CO2 and How Can We Make It?". United States. doi:10.1016/j.joule.2017.09.003.
@article{osti_1433477,
title = {What Should We Make with CO2 and How Can We Make It?},
author = {Bushuyev, Oleksandr S. and De Luna, Phil and Dinh, Cao Thang and Tao, Ling and Saur, Genevieve and van de Lagemaat, Jao and Kelley, Shana O. and Sargent, Edward H.},
abstractNote = {In this forward-looking Perspective, we discuss the current state of technology and the economics of electrocatalytic transformation of CO2 into various chemical fuels. Furthermore, our analysis finds that short-chain simple building-block molecules currently present the most economically compelling targets. Making an optimistic prediction of technology advancement in the future, we propose the gradual rise of photocatalytic, CO2 polymerization, biohybrid, and molecular machine technologies to augment and enhance already practical electrocatalytic CO2 conversion methods.},
doi = {10.1016/j.joule.2017.09.003},
journal = {Joule},
number = 5,
volume = 2,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {3}
}