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CO2 REDUCTION REACTION

A solid advance in electrolytes

Electrochemically reducing CO2 into value-added chemicals could contribute to CO2 recycling while storing renewable energy. However, reaction products are typically mixed with additional solutes in the liquid electrolyte. Now, a cell that uses a solid electrolyte is shown to produce pure liquid fuel solutions from CO2.

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Fig. 1: Electrochemical conversion of CO2.

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Buonsanti, R. A solid advance in electrolytes. Nat Energy 4, 728–729 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41560-019-0461-8

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