Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis
  • Home
  • Electrocatalytic conversion of carbon dioxide

Electrocatalytic conversion of carbon dioxide

Friday, August 23, 2019

CEBC researchers are developing a novel way to convert carbon dioxide, a gas emitted from fossil fuel combustion, into something more useful.  Their innovative technology, which involves pressurized electrochemistry, is a major step towards becoming commercially viable, as shown in results recently published in the journal ChemSusChem. Artwork on the journal’s cover highlights the team’s exciting results.

The University of Kansas research team is led by James Blakemore, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Kevin Leonard, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, and Bala Subramaniam, Dan F. Servey Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering.

A 2016 award from the National Science Foundation helped the team initiate development of its new technology by creating a first-of-its-kind apparatus for the reaction. The findings offer a proof-of-concept for the feasibility of this unique experimental approach.  

--Story by Claudia Bode



CEBC Calendar

October 6, Tuesday - CEBC Colloquium / NRT Seminar Series
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Milind Kantak, INVISTA, Intellectual Property Manager and Chemical Engineer
"Intellectual Property and Industry Perspective"

October 13, Tuesday - CEBC Colloquium / NRT Seminar Series
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Mei Liu, University of Kansas Medical Center, Associate Professor of Medical Informatics
"Artificial Intelligence: A Catalyst for Date-Driven Medicine"

October 13, Tuesday - Fall Industry Advisory Board Meeting, Part I
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., via Zoom
Register

October 14, Wednesday - Mandatory Safety Meeting 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Presenter: Kirk Snavely, Topic: TBA
This meeting is mandatory for all CEBC researchers working at 1501 Wakarusa

October 23, Tuesday - Fall Industry Advisory Board Meeting, Part II
9:00 - 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
Register

October 27, Tuesday - CEBC Colloquium / NRT Seminar Series
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Elsa Olivetti, MIT, Professor, Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering
"Bridging the gap between literature data extraction and materials informatics"

KU Today
48 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Pharmacy school No. 2 nationally for NIH funding