Special Issue "Materials for Catalytic CO2 Reduction"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Catalytic Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Barbara Pawelec
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Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica (ICP), The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), c/ Marie Curie, 2, Cantoblanco, 28049-Madrid, Spain
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; in particular hydrotreating catalysts; chemistry of materials and reactions linked with petrochemistry processes; H_2 production; upgrading of bio-liquids; total and partial CO oxidation; biogas reforming; photocatalysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The large increase in CO2 emissions produced mainly by the combustion of fossil fuels has led to an increase in global temperatures and climate change due to the ‘greenhouse effect’. As a consequence, there has been increasing pressure for countries and scientists to develop efficient processes to convert CO2 into useful fuels and chemicals and thus promote a “low carbon economy”. Captured CO2 from industrial sources or atmosphere can be converted into a variety of valuable products with the addition of any secondary reagent to the process and the required energy being supplied from renewable sources. Although the utilization of CO2 as chemical feedstock is limited to very few processes including the synthesis of urea (mainly), salicylic acid as a pharmaceutical ingredient and polycarbonates, the CO2 conversion into fuels, such as methane, alcohols and hydrocarbons remain prominent.

In this Special Issue on “Materials for Catalytic CO2 Reduction", researchers are invited to submit their recent works on the development of stable and selective catalysts for specific hydrogenation reactions. Advances and challenges in the catalysts for the reduction of CO2 to methane, oxygenates and hydrocarbons in gaseous phase as well as electrolysts, photocatalsts will be examined in detail.

Dr. Barbara Pawelec
Guest Editor

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Methanol Synthesis from CO2: A Review of the Latest Developments in Heterogeneous Catalysis
Materials 2019, 12(23), 3902; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12233902 - 26 Nov 2019
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Technological approaches which enable the effective utilization of CO2 for manufacturing value-added chemicals and fuels can help to solve environmental problems derived from large CO2 emissions associated with the use of fossil fuels. One of the most interesting products that can [...] Read more.
Technological approaches which enable the effective utilization of CO2 for manufacturing value-added chemicals and fuels can help to solve environmental problems derived from large CO2 emissions associated with the use of fossil fuels. One of the most interesting products that can be synthesized from CO2 is methanol, since it is an industrial commodity used in several chemical products and also an efficient transportation fuel. In this review, we highlight the recent advances in the development of heterogeneous catalysts and processes for the direct hydrogenation of CO2 to methanol. The main efforts focused on the improvement of conventional Cu/ZnO based catalysts and the development of new catalytic systems targeting the specific needs for CO2 to methanol reactions (unfavourable thermodynamics, production of high amount of water and high methanol selectivity under high or full CO2 conversion). Major studies on the development of active and selective catalysts based on thermodynamics, mechanisms, nano-synthesis and catalyst design (active phase, promoters, supports, etc.) are highlighted in this review. Finally, a summary concerning future perspectives on the research and development of efficient heterogeneous catalysts for methanol synthesis from CO2 will be presented. Full article
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Planned Papers

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Title: General features of CO2 hydrogenation - a review
Author: B. Pawelec1, R.M. Navarro1 and J.L.G. Fierro1
Affilation: 1 Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica, The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), 28049-Madrid, Spain

Title: Methanol synthesis from CO2: a review of recent advances in catalytic developments
Authors: N. Mota1, R. Guil López1, J. Llorente1, E. Millán-Ordoñez1, B. Pawelec1, J.L.G. Fierro1 and R. M. Navarro1
Affiliation: 1 Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica, The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), 28049-Madrid, Spain

Title: Effect of metal loading on activity, selectivity and stability of Ni/Al2O3 catalysts in the methanation of CO2
Authors: N. Mota1, D. Liuzzi Soto1, M.J. Campos Molina1, J.L.G. Fierro1 and R. M. Navarro1
Affiliation: 1 Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica, The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), 28049-Madrid, Spain

Title: Catalysts for the conversion of CO2 to low molecular weight olefins
Authors: M. A-Dossary1, N. Mota2, R.M. Navarro2 and J.L.G. Fierro2
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1 Saudi Basic Industries Research and Technology Center, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2 Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica, The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), 28049-Madrid, Spain

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