Decarbonization Avenue : C2V - CO2 to Value

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Artificial intelligence helps researchers produce record-setting catalyst for carbon dioxide-to-ethylene conversion

Can we use artificial intelligence and Big Data in some way to facilitate the CO2 to value economy?

A team has done that. It has leveraged AI to speed up the search for the key material in a new catalyst that converts carbon dioxide (CO2) into ethylene—a chemical precursor that is the starting point for a wide range of products, from plastics to dish detergent.

The resulting electrocatalyst is the most efficient in its class. If run using wind or solar power, the system also provides an efficient way to store electricity from these renewable but intermittent sources.

Relevant for

  • Chemical engineer
  • Material sciences professional
  • Artificial intelligence & machine learning professional
  • Data scientist/data analyst

Innovation sector

  • Chemistry & chemical engineering
  • IT & digital
  • Material sciences

Other In fact


  • University researcher
  • Startup or entrepreneur
  • Financial investor