CHAPTER 12: Catalytic Conversion of CO2 to Fuels and Value-added Chemicals
Published:27 Aug 2020
A. Álvarez, O. H. Laguna, and S. Murcia-López, in Heterogeneous Catalysis for Energy Applications, ed. T. R. Reina and J. A. Odriozola, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2020, pp. 397-430.
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This chapter presents a general overview of the use of CO2 as a renewable raw material for obtaining valuable products and fuels within the context of the current scenario in which novel advances in technologies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions are required. Therefore, the most relevant aspects in fuel generation from CO2 hydrogenation, focusing on fuels promoted by thermal catalysis such as methanol, dimethyl ether, methane and hydrocarbons from Fischer–Tropsch synthesis, are presented. Similarly, new alternatives of generating value-added chemicals are explored, with descriptions provided of the electrochemical generation of CO, formic acid and ethylene from CO2.