Reports From The Frontier-Heterogeneous Electrocatalysts for Sustainable Electrochemical Synthesis
One key strategy toward decarbonizing chemical synthesis is to reduce reliance on fossil fuels as an energy source. The increased availability of renewable electricity from sources such as solar and wind offers opportunities to both reduce reliance on fossil fuels and electrify chemical manufacturing. While there are many possible uses for renewable electricity, such as joule heating of reactors, one approach is to use these electrons to make and break chemical bonds directly via electrochemistry.
© 2023 by The Electrochemical Society. The author is funded by the Liquid Sunlight Alliance, which is supported by the US Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Fuels from Sunlight Hub under Award Number DE-SC0021266 and the US Department of Energy, Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-e) under contract number DE-AR0001407. The author would also like to acknowledge The Resnick Sustainability Institute at Caltech. Additionally, the author would like to thank Nicholas Watkins and Karthish Manthiram for discussions and feedback on this work.