CO2 as a raw material: making the electrosynthesis of alcohols more energy-efficient

A new project (“ElkaSyn – increasing the energy efficiency of electrocatalytic alcohol synthesis”) has been recently commenced dealing with the development of a single-step process for the electrochemical production of methanol, ethanol, propanol and butanol from CO 2 and water. The successful development of the one-step process is expected to result in energy savings of up to 20 percent compared to the current common practice of a two-step process. More information can be found here.