Value-­Added Conversion of CO2

Political developments in the US, India and Australia suggest that coal-fired power plants are on the brink of a renaissance. Even so, the problem of carbon emissions will remain. In addition to the technologies being currently considered for CO2 management at both coal-fired and natural gas-powered thermoelectric power plants, CO2 conversion is an alternative approach to eliminating the harmful environmental effect of excessive CO2 in contributing to global warming. Electrochemical CO2 conversion (ECC) utilizes electricity to directly convert CO2 into formate, alcohol, or hydrocarbon fuels.


An intense, world-wide effort is underway in industrial, government, and academic labs to develop efficient and selective earth-abundant ECC catalysts. ECC is distinct from the photocatalytic conversion of CO2 into light hydrocarbons, which does not involve an external bias to drive the reaction. We propose to use light in addition to electrical bias (photoelectrochemical CO2 conversion) to increase the electrical and photochemical efficiencies for CO2 reduction. The ultimate goals are to develop highly efficient photoelectrochemical catalysts and a cell that converts CO2 into liquid fuels and valuable products.

2021 Future Energy Systems Research Symposium digital poster competition

Mengnan Zhu

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Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship

Pengfei Sui

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Best Poster Award

Jingli Luo

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FGSR Graduate Student Online Conference Award

Shao-Qing Liu

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FGSR Graduate Student Online Conference Award

Pengfei Sui

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Future Energy Systems Opportunity Award

Chenyu Xu

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A High-Performance Ruddlesden-Popper Perovskite for Bifunctional Oxygen Electrocatalysis

Jingli Luo, Jing Xiao, Subiao Liu

Article in professional or trade journals

A Rational Design of Cu2O-SnO2 Core-Shell Catalyst for Highly Selective CO2-to-CO Conversion

Karthik Shankar, Jingli Luo, Steven Bergens, Bin Hua, Meng Li, Sheng (Shawn) Nian Zhang, Shaochen Ding

Scholarly Refereed Journal

A facile surface chemistry approach to bifunctional excellence for perovskite electrocatalysis

Jingli Luo, Bin Hua, Meng Li

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Accelerating photoelectric CO2 conversion with a photothermal wavelength-dependent plasmonic local field

Jingli Luo, Chenyu Xu, Mengnan Zhu, Pengfei Sui

Article in professional or trade journals

Activating p-Blocking Centers in Perovskite for Efficient Water Splitting

Jingli Luo, Zhehui Jin, Wanying Pang, Bin Hua, Meng Li

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Alternative fuel cell technologies for cogenerating electrical power and syngas from greenhouse gases

Jingli Luo, Bin Hua, Meng Li

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Bi2O3 Nanosheets Grown on Carbon Nanofiber with Inherent Hydrophobicity for High- Performance CO2 Electroreduction in a Wide Potential Window

Jingli Luo, Tian Tang, Hongbo Zeng, Pengfei Sui, Shao-Qing Liu

Article in professional or trade journals

Charge-accumulation-induced mixed photocorrosion in the Z-scheme PEC system

Karthik Shankar, Jingli Luo, Steven Bergens, Chenyu Xu, Mengnan Zhu, Pengfei Sui

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Cost-Effective Catalysts for the Electrochemical and Photoelectrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide

Sheng (Shawn) Nian Zhang

Master Thesis

Developing perovskite-based electrocatalysts for efficient energy storage and conversion

Jingli Luo, Bin Hua, Meng Li

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Directionally maximizing CO selectivity to near-unity over cupric oxide with indium species for electrochemical CO2 reduction

Jingli Luo, Chenyu Xu, Jing Xiao, Subiao Liu, Pengfei Sui

Article in professional or trade journals

Efficient standalone solar fuels production for CO2 conversion driven by CuxO@rGO

Jingli Luo, Chenyu Xu, Mengnan Zhu

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Electrochemically Dismantled Perovskite with Cooperative Catalysis for CO 2-to-Formate Conversion

Karthik Shankar, Jingli Luo, Steven Bergens, Hongbo Zeng, Minrui Gao, Chenyu Xu, Bowen Zhang, Mengnan Zhu, Pengfei Sui

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Electrochemically reconstructed perovskite with cooperative catalytic sites for CO 2-to-formate conversion

Karthik Shankar, Steven Bergens, Hongbo Zeng, Chenyu Xu, Mengnan Zhu, Pengfei Sui

Article in professional or trade journals

Electronic Delocalization of Bismuth Oxide Induced by Sulfur Doping for Efficient CO2 Electroreduction to Formate

Jingli Luo, Hongbo Zeng, Shao-Qing Liu

Article in professional or trade journals

Electronic Regulation of Bismuth Oxide Via Sulfur Doping for Efficient CO2 Electroreduction to Formate

Jingli Luo, Shao-Qing Liu

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Enhanced CO2 Adsorption Capability for Highly Selective Electroreduction of CO2 to Formate

Jingli Luo, Minrui Gao, Chenyu Xu, Mengnan Zhu, Subiao Liu, Pengfei Sui

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Gas Chromatography in the Study of CO2 Conversion

Jingli Luo, Minrui Gao

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Hexagonal Zn nanoplates enclosed by Zn(100) and Zn(002) facets for highly selective CO2 electroreduction to CO

Jingli Luo, Minrui Gao, Jing Xiao, Subiao Liu

Article in professional or trade journals

Hierarchically Assembling Cobalt/Nickel Carbonate Hydroxide on Copper Nitride Nanowires for Highly Efficient Water Splitting

Jingli Luo, Minrui Gao, Subiao Liu, Shao-Qing Liu

Article in professional or trade journals

High performance nanoparticle-based alloy catalysts for efficient CO2 conversion

Jingli Luo, Bin Hua, Meng Li

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Hot hole transfer from Ag nanoparticles to multiferroic YMn2O5 nanowires enables superior photocatalytic activity

Karthik Shankar, Pawan Kumar, Kazi Alam, Mustafa Supur

Scholarly Refereed Journal

In-situ generated hydroxides realize near-unity CO selectivity for electrochemical CO2 reduction

Jingli Luo, Hongbo Zeng, Xincheng (Alex) Hu, Jing Xiao, Subiao Liu, Pengfei Sui

Article in professional or trade journals

Interface-Induced Electrocatalytic Enhancement of CO2-to-Formate Conversion on Heterostructured Bismuth-Based Catalysts

Jingli Luo, Chenyu Xu, Mengnan Zhu, Subiao Liu, Pengfei Sui

Article in professional or trade journals

Photoelectrochemical Reduction of CO2

Karthik Shankar, Jingli Luo, Steven Bergens, Meng Li, Sheng (Shawn) Nian Zhang

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Shape-Controlled Electrocatalytic Reduction of CO2 over Silver Nanostructures

Jingli Luo

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Shape-engineered CO2 electroreduction over silver nanostructures

Jingli Luo

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Silver sulfide anchored on reduced graphene oxide as a high –performance catalyst for CO2 electroreduction

Jingli Luo

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Smart Controls of Architecture and Composition toward High Performance Electrocatalysts for Energy Storage

Jingli Luo, Bin Hua, Meng Li

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Steering the Selectivity of CuO to Near-Unity of CO with Indium Species for CO2 Electroreduction

Jingli Luo, Chenyu Xu, Subiao Liu, Pengfei Sui

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Steering the selectivity of CuO to near unity of CO with in species for CO2 electroreduction

Jingli Luo, Chenyu Xu, Jing Xiao, Subiao Liu, Pengfei Sui

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Switchable CO2 Electroreduction Induced by the Bismuth Moiety with Tunable Local Structures on Graphene

Karthik Shankar, Jingli Luo, Steven Bergens, Bowen Zhang, Mengnan Zhu

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Syngas Production via Photoelectrochemical Reduction of CO2 with H2O

Karthik Shankar, Jingli Luo, Steven Bergens, Meng Li, Sheng (Shawn) Nian Zhang

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Tunable Syngas Production via Photoelectrochemical Reduction of CO2 Using Cu2O-SnO2 Z-Scheme Photocatalyst

Karthik Shankar, Jingli Luo, Steven Bergens, Meng Li, Sheng (Shawn) Nian Zhang

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Tuning local carbon active sites saturability of graphitic carbon nitride to boost CO2 electroreduction towards CH4

Jingli Luo, Minrui Gao, Jiawei Zhang, Jing Xiao

Article in professional or trade journals

Unravelling Structure Sensitivity in CO2 Electroreduction to Near-Unity CO on Silver Nanocubes

Jingli Luo, Jing Xiao, Subiao Liu

Article in professional or trade journals