2024

Vol.30 No.4

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  • Journal of the Microelectronics and Packaging Society
  • Volume 30(4); 2023
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Journal of the Microelectronics and Packaging Society 2023;30(4):17-31. Published online: Feb, 20, 2024

Copper-Based Electrochemical CO2 Reduction and C2+ Products Generation: A Review

  • Jiwon Heo1 , Chaewon Seong1 , Vishal Burungale2 , Pratik Mane1 , Moo Sung Lee1†, and Jun-Seok Ha1,2†
    1Department of Advanced Chemicals & Engineering, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Republic of Korea, 2Optoelectronics Convergence Research Center, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Republic of Korea
Abstract

Amidst escalating global warming fueled by indiscriminate fossil fuel consumption, concerted efforts are underway worldwide to mitigate atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels. Electrochemical CO2 reduction technology is recognized as a promising and environmentally friendly approach to convert CO2 into valuable hydrocarbon compounds, deemed essential for achieving carbon neutrality. Copper, among the various materials used as CO2 reduction electrodes, is known as the sole metal capable of generating C2+ compounds. However, low conversion efficiency and selectivity have hindered its widespread commercialization. This review highlights diverse research endeavors to address these challenges. It explores various studies focused on utilizing copper-based electrodes for CO2 reduction, offering insights into potential solutions for advancing this crucial technology.

Keywords Carbon dioxide reduction, Electrochemical catalysis, Copper-based electrodes, C2+ compound generation

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