Our Investigations of CO2 reduction: Past and Present
Etsuko Fujita, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, USA
The concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere has reached unprecedented levels and continues to increase owing to an escalating rate of fossil fuel combustion, causing concern about climate change and rising sea levels. In view of the inevitable depletion of fossil fuels, it is important to pursue the recycling of carbon dioxide to fuels and chemicals. We have been studying photochemical CO2 reduction for over 30 years, mainly using molecular catalysts, focusing on mechanistic and kinetic investigations for the design of catalysts with improved performance. Insights gleaned from our past and present investigations will be presented.
The work carried out at Brookhaven National Laboratory was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under contract DE-SC0012704.
|Dr. Etsuko Fujita||Organizer－Assistant Prof. Yutaka Kuwahara|
|Audience||After the seminar－Meeting with Director Hiyama|