Decarbonization Avenue : C2V - CO2 to Value

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Carbon Dioxide-based Ethylene Manufacturing Technology

The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) announced recently that its research team had developed a copper catalyst capable of efficiently producing a large amount of ethylene in an electrochemical carbon dioxide conversion system.

The catalyst has the shape of irregularly placed needles and the activity of the catalyst is enhanced at the sharp parts of the needles. With this catalyst, ethylene generation can be strengthened even at a voltage lower than those of existing copper catalysts. The catalyst is capable of improving the volume of ethylene production by at least 50 percent.

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