Will hot sparks fly when thermal catalysts meets electrical?
How valuable would it be if two different teams working on different types of catalytic reactions – one relying on heat based catalysis and another on electricity based catalysis – started interacting with each other?
Can one catalyse the other when they meet?
We will soon find out as that’s what has started happening at Stanford Univ. ( https://lnkd.in/gW_4xSYr ), thanks to the synthesis of a new catalyst that can be used for both heat-driven and electricity-driven (thermochemical & electrochemical to be more precise) reactions.
Apparently, these two types of teams even within the same university or research outfits rarely interact – and this in a world where people from different corners of the world can connect within seconds!
Synergies between these thermochemical and electrochemical disciplines could hopefully lead to better synthesis of CO2 into chemicals. As a first step, the catalyst being developed can convert CO2 to
carbonmonoxide using either of the approaches – heat or electricity. CO can be used for further conversion to liquid hydrocarbon fuels.
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