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ELECTROCHEMICAL CATALYST FOR CONVERSION OF CO2 TO ETHANOL

United States Patent Application

20170314148
A1
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The invention provides an electrocatalyst. The electrocatalyst comprises carbon nanospikes (CNS) and copper nanoparticles. The copper nanoparticles are supported on and/or embedded in the CNS. The electrocatalyst can be used to convert carbon dioxide into ethanol.
Rondinone, Adam J. (Knoxville, TN), Bonnesen, Peter V. (Knoxville, TN), Hensley, Dale K. (Kingston, TN), Peng, Rui (Oak Ridge, TN), Song, Yang (Oak Ridge, TN)
15/ 143,651
May 2, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0001] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract no. DE-AC05-000R22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC.