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Never Say Never

With the development of an all electric autonomous cargo ship by Kongsberg and Yara International, is the need for synthetic CO2-based fuels diminishing? In this op-ed, Geoff discusses the state of electrification and the continued need for CO2-based fuels. The … Continue reading

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Congratulations two Jia!!

Congratulations to Jia on her two recently published papers! Her review published in ChemSocRev covers the broad field of how defects in metal oxides play a role in the heterogeneous catalytic hydrogenation of CO2. Her paper published in Avanced Science … Continue reading

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Gigaton CO2 Conversion

In this op-ed, Geoff outlines the roadmap to achieving CO2 utilization on a gigaton scale, detailing four missions: to utilize atmospheric CO2, recycle CO2 from combustion sources, prevent CO2 being released into the atmosphere, and boost CO2 sinks on the … Continue reading

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H2 Storage in Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers

Despite hydrogen having the largest known gravimetric energy storage capacity (33kWh/kg), its storage requires prohibitively low temperatures or high pressures. In this op-ed, Geoff describes the use of liquid organic hydrogen carriers to effectively access hydrogen hydrogen storage. The full … Continue reading

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In Flight and Fight

Transportation is well known to generate a large fraction of the world’s anthropogenic CO2, which consequently produces negative consequences for future transportation, specifically aviation. In this op-ed, Geoff highlights the effect of climate change on aviation, including intensification of clear … Continue reading

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Drop-in Solar Fuels from CO2 and H2O: Performance Indicators

In this op-ed, Geoff describes the four performance indicators of CO2 reduction technologies: product selectivity, material stability, mass conversion, and solar-to-fuel energy efficiency. Alone, these indicators may be misleading, but Geoff highlights a report by Steinfeld’s group which reported all … Continue reading

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Methanol Then and Now

Geoff’s latest op-ed details the history of methanol synthesis from the pyrolysis of wood in ancient egypt to the current state of the art Cu/ZnO and Cu/ZrO2 catalysts. The full article can be read here.

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Turning Down the Heat

Thermally splitting of water typically requires temperatures around 1500°C. In this op-ed, Geoff discusses the case of Cu@TiO2 as a photothermally driven water splitting catalyst operating under 1 sun illumination and under 150°C. The key to this approach is a … Continue reading

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CO2 Desalination

Concerns over the world’s supply of fresh water has been steadily growing and if not addressed, is expected to cost 6% of the world’s GDP by 2050. In this op-ed, Geoff describes how brine saturated with CO2 will crystallize as … Continue reading

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Decarbonizing Natural Gas: CH4 Fuel without CO2

Can natural gas be used as a source of energy without producing CO2? In an op-ed by Geoff, the pyrolysis of CH4 to C + 2H2 is proposed as promising way to effectively utilize CH4. The process can be driven … Continue reading

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