New publication analyses the limits of electrochemical CO2 reduction reaction to formate at biocompatible conditions

The VIVALDI project is proud to announce the publication of the scientific article “On the stability of electrochemical CO2 reduction reaction to formate at indium electrodes at biocompatible conditions”.

Paniz Izadi, Aykut Kaş, Philip Haus and Falk Harnisch, scientists at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), a partner of the VIVALDI project, are the authors of the scientific paper recently published on “Electrochimica Acta” (Elsevier).

The study analyses the limits of electrochemical CO2 reaction (a technology that uses CO2 as feedstock) to formate at biocompatible conditions. Using this reaction to bulk chemicals such as formate allows the production of feed for microbial syntheses generating value-added compounds. However, this type of reduction at biocompatible conditions is currently limited to short-term operations facing a gradual performance deterioration. The study evaluates the possible parameters affecting the stability of performance and discusses how to overcome these obstacles from different operational perspectives.

The full paper is available in open access here.