Manufacturing Molecules for the Carbon Economy

Eric Duoss | 19-SI-005

Executive Summary

Our goal is to fundamentally redesign chemical reactors using a multiscale approach that integrates science, engineering, and computation. If successful, we will demonstrate that moving away from expensive large-scale chemical plants to distributed and economical chemical reactor networks using electricity produced by renewable energy sources can transform a harmful waste product—carbon dioxide—into high-value hydrocarbon feedstocks with low molecular weight, thus supporting the nation's energy and resource security.

Publications, Presentations, and Patents

Duoss, E. 2020a. "Three-dimensional hierarchical nanoporous copper via direct ink writing and dealloying." Scripta Mater. 177, 146-150. doi:10.1016/j.scriptamat.2019.10.013. LLNL-JRNL-789328

——— 2020b. "Toward Engineering of Solution Microenvironments for the CO2 Reduction Reaction: Unraveling pH and Voltage Effects from a Combined Density-Functional-Continuum Theory." J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 11, 4113-4118. doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c00957. LLNL-JRNL-804441