CO2, a Carbon Source for Chemicals and Fuels

A special issue of Chemistry (ISSN 2624-8549). This special issue belongs to the section "Catalysis".

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Dr. Luis F. Bobadilla
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Departamento de Química Inorgánica, and Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla (Centro Mixto Universidad de Sevilla-CSIC), Seville, Spain
Interests: study of the reaction mechanisms using in situ spectroscopic techniques; development of catalytic CO2 conversion processes
Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Ambiental y de los Materiales, Universidad de Jaén, Campus Científico Tecnológico de Linares, Avda. de la Ciencia s/n, 23700 Linares, Jaén, Spain
Interests: materials science; catalysis; microreaction technology; additive manufacturing; 3D-printing; CO2 capture and utilization CCU; CO2 recycling; noble metal catalysts
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Dear Colleagues,

Currently, the development of Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) Technologies plays a key role within the strategies for reducing CO2 emissions, which aim to decelerate global warming. Therefore, the interest in processes that allow the transformation of CO2 into fuels or added-value chemicals has been renewed or reinforced, since their real success and profitability rely on a high performance, including high selectivity and energy efficiency.

Particularly, the recycling of the CO2 generated by main emitters, such as the automotive industry, oil refineries or steel and cement factories, among others, using renewable energy or combining renewable raw materials, is a highly-attractive approach in good agreement with the basis for the transition towards low-carbon productive processes, and circular economy models.

This Special Issue of Chemistry principally focuses on catalytic approaches of chemical and electrochemical transformations of CO2 into fuels and/or high-added value products. Therefore, the design, characterization and catalytic evaluation of new catalysts are included, as well as the use of advanced catalytic analysis by means of in-situ and/or operando approaches and kinetic studies. In addition, the use of catalytic devices, such structured and microstructured reactors or novel reactor designs for catalytic activity measurements during CO2 transformation will also be considered.

Prof. Dr. José Antonio Odriozola
Dr. Luis F. Bobadilla
Dr. Oscar H. Laguna
Guest Editors

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  • CO2 recycling
  • CO2 valorization
  • CO2 methanation
  • CO2 reduction
  • Dry Reforming
  • R-WGS
  • CO2 Electrochemical Reduction
  • Methane production
  • Methanol production
  • Formaldehyde production
  • Formic Acid production
  • Bio-gas

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Advantages of Yolk Shell Catalysts for the DRM: A Comparison of Ni/ZnO@SiO2 vs. Ni/CeO2 and Ni/Al2O3
Chemistry 2019, 1(1), 3-16; - 28 Dec 2018
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Encapsulation of metal nanoparticles is a leading technique used to inhibit the main deactivation mechanisms in dry reforming of methane reaction (DRM): Carbon formation and Sintering. Ni catalysts (15%) supported on alumina (Al2O3) and ceria (CeO2) have [...] Read more.
Encapsulation of metal nanoparticles is a leading technique used to inhibit the main deactivation mechanisms in dry reforming of methane reaction (DRM): Carbon formation and Sintering. Ni catalysts (15%) supported on alumina (Al2O3) and ceria (CeO2) have shown they are no exception to this analysis. The alumina supported catalysts experienced graphitic carbonaceous deposits, whilst the ceria showed considerable sintering over 15 h of DRM reaction. The effect of encapsulation compared to that of the performance of uncoated catalysts for DRM reaction has been examined at different temperatures, before conducting longer stability tests. The encapsulation of Ni/ZnO cores in silica (SiO2) leads to advantageous conversion of both CO2 and CH4 at high temperatures compared to its uncoated alternatives. This work showcases the significance of the encapsulation process and its overall effects on the catalytic performance in chemical CO2 recycling via DRM. Full article
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