Carbon dioxide: Alternative solutions for conversion of captured liquefied CO2 into valuable fuels
The partner organisation, Sigma Energy Storage, develops energy storage by gas compression. This technology is based on the storage of electricity from intermittent energy sources, such as wind or solar power, and the recovery of unused electricity from diesel-based power sources located in remote communities not connected to the electrical power grid system. During the gas compression, carbon dioxide can be liquefied and extracted. This project aims to convert the liquid carbon dioxide into a valuable fuel, which could be reused to fuel the generators or other devices and decrease the overall carbon footprint. To achieve an electrochemical conversion of carbon dioxide into a valuable fuel, a catalyst made of graphene and copper nanoparticles will be developed based on recent research findings and the expertise of the partner laboratory.