Research report 2020 - Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society
Mitigating Climate Change via Catalysis
Roldán Cuenya, Beatriz; Bergmann, Arno; Kley, Christopher; Grosse, Philipp; Öner; Sebastian
Abteilung Grenzflächenwissenschaften, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin
SummaryMore efficient electrolyzers for the production of green hydrogen directly from water, or energy-storing carbon compounds from CO2 using renewable energy require the development of suitable catalysts. It is essential to gain fundamental insight into the physical and chemical processes under reaction conditions. Recently, we revealed key dynamic processes during electrochemical CO2 reduction. Enhancing our understanding of catalytic reaction mechanisms guides the development of new electrocatalysts to achieve the industrial transformation towards a sustainable and hydrogen-based economy.