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CO2: a future chemical fuel: key questions about this project
Author(s): J. Amouroux; P. Siffert
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Paper Abstract

Up to now CO2 is considered as a waste which should be extracted from the atmosphere and stored in the ground (CCS). The European Parliament has already decided to initiate such a technique. In this paper we show that CARBON DIOXIDE can be considered as a RAW MATERIAL which can be processed into a chemical fuel, for example into methane or synfuel. This is a drastic change to the present views. The process is based on two steps: - reduction of water to generate hydrogen - reduction of carbon dioxide with the generated hydrogen in presence of adequate catalysts. This technique will allow a storage of electricity at large scale in a chemical fuel, which will become a necessity when the electric grid will integrate large amount of renewable energy sources (PV or wind).

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8065, SPIE Eco-Photonics 2011: Sustainable Design, Manufacturing, and Engineering Workforce Education for a Green Future, 80650E (29 April 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.887579
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J. Amouroux, ENSCP, Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie (France)
European Materials Research Society (France)
P. Siffert, European Materials Research Society (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8065:
SPIE Eco-Photonics 2011: Sustainable Design, Manufacturing, and Engineering Workforce Education for a Green Future
Pierre Ambs; Dan Curticapean; Claus Emmelmann; Wolfgang Knapp; Zbigniew T. Kuznicki; Patrick P. Meyrueis, Editor(s)

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