Print Email Facebook Twitter Integrating CO2Capture with Electrochemical Conversion Using Amine-Based Capture Solvents as Electrolytes Title Integrating CO2Capture with Electrochemical Conversion Using Amine-Based Capture Solvents as Electrolytes Author Pérez Gallent, E. Vankani, C. Anastasopol, A. Goetheer, E.L.V. Publication year 2021 Abstract Carbon dioxide (CO2) is currently considered as a waste material due to its negative impact on the environment. However, it is possible to create value from CO2 by capturing and utilizing it as a building block for commodity chemicals. Electrochemical conversion of CO2 has excellent potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reaching the Paris agreement goal of zero net emissions by 2050. To date, Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) technologies (i.e. capture and conversion) have been studied independently. In this communication, we report a novel methodology based on the integration of CO2 capture and conversion by the direct utilization of a CO2 capture media as electrolyte for electrochemical conversion of CO2. This has a high potential for reducing capital and operational cost when compared to traditional methodologies (i.e. capture, desorption and then utilization). A novel mixture of chemical and physical absorption solvents allowed for the captured CO2 to be converted to formic acid with faradaic efficiencies up to 50 % and with carbon conversion of ca. 30 %. By increasing the temperature in the electrochemical reactor from 20 °C to 75 °C, the productivity towards formic acid increased by a factor of 10, reaching up to 0.7 mmol·m-2·s-1. The direct conversion of captured CO2 was also demonstrated for carbon monoxide formation with faradaic efficiencies up 45 %. Subject Energy EfficiencyEnergy / Geological Survey Netherlands To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:cc7722d3-ab6a-4ea3-a7b4-6ea4b3a46807 TNO identifier 955488 Publisher American Chemical Society ACS, Washington DC, USA ISSN 0888-5885 Source Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research Bibliographical note Article in press Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.