New redox mediators and improved electrocatalytic materials for the functionalization of carbon-hydrogen bonds by electrosynthesis. University of Antwerp
Towards a targeted optimization of electrocatalysts by combining electrosynthesis with in-situ electron paramagnetic resonance. University of Antwerp
Incorporation of CO2 is an interesting, green approach to obtaining functional molecules, such as monomers for polymer production. Very few molecules however react in moderate conditions with CO2 to form useful, stable compounds. Currently, only one route is available, via epoxides. An alternative, novel approach is the electrocatalytic formation of C-C bonds between CO2 and an organic molecule using the concept of convergent, paired ...
Microbial electrosynthesis is the process in which bacteria use electrical energy to convert CO2 into organic compounds. A promising bacterium for this process is Clostridium ljungdahlii. Electrosynthesis by this bacterium will be optimized by developing a strain with an increased biofilm production and an enhanced electron transfer, as well as by improving the operational conditions for reactors.
Electrosynthesis for the sustainable production of ethylene oxide. University of Antwerp
Microbial electrosynthesis via intermediates Ghent University
This Ph.D. proposes a novel strategy to produce biochemicals out of CO2 in a bioelectrochemical system. The electricity-driven microbial conversion of CO2 into multi-carbon compounds is described as microbial electrosynthesis. This proposal describes a different approach to MES, based on the fermentation of CO2 and (bio)electrochemically produced intermediates. These intermediates have the potential to tackle the limitations associated with ...
Oxidative bioelectrosynthesis for chemical production Ghent University
This project will develop an innovative coculture approach for oxidative bioproduction linked to electrodes.
Electrodeposition of binder-free Metal–Organic Frameworks for carbon matrix electrode of supercapacitors KU Leuven
The shortage of fossil fuels and the environmental impact of their use are continuing to exert pressure on an already stretched world energy infrastructure. The pursuit of sustainable energy storage technologies has been a worldwide research target to resolve the energy and environmental crisis. Currently, the two cutting-edge technologies of energy storage are batteries and supercapacitors. Supercapacitors are regarded as promising energy ...