Research report 2018 - Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion

Power-to-X: Catalysis Science at the Interface of Energy and Chemistry

Leitner, Walter
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, Mülheim an der Ruhr
Carbon-based energy carriers and chemical products are indispensable components of a sustainable future. Defossilisation of the production of fuels and chemicals is possible by chemical conversion of carbon dioxide with hydrogen produced from renewable resources. Catalysis is a key technology to enable such “Power-to-X” concepts. New synthetic pathways and novel catalysts are researched at the MPI for Chemical Energy Conversion with a focus on fundamental understanding of the underlying complex molecular processes.

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