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Reference Number EP/Y023463/1
Title Hetero-Metallic Metal-Organic Frameworks for Photoreduction of CO2 to C2+ Hydrocarbons
Status Started
Energy Categories Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(CO2 Capture and Storage, CO2 capture/separation) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 50%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor M Schroder
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University of Nottingham
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 June 2023
End Date 31 May 2025
Duration 24 months
Total Grant Value £200,512
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Region East Midlands
Programme UKRI MSCA
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor M Schroder , Chemistry, University of Nottingham (100.000%)
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Abstract In this project, we will be focusing on the efficient visible-light-driven photoreduction of CO2 to produce high-value-added C2+products rather than intensively reported C1 ones, which will hopefully eliminate the impact of the massive global CO2 emission andproduce valuable hydrocarbons. Transition metals, such as Cu, Fe, Ni, and Co, will be incorporated into the structure of Ti(IV)-MOFs(Metal-organic Frameworks). We will evaluate the catalytic performance of the prepared catalysts to target C2+ hydrocarbonproducts. Full characterization, including X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES), inelastic neutron scattering (INS), pairdistribution function (PDF), and electro-optics spectroscopies will be applied to analyze the spatial distribution and electron transfer process of the catalysts. The optimized catalysts will be scaled up and performance evaluated in large-scale reactions
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Added to Database 24/05/23