CEN Workshop on Testing and evaluating the performance of devices for electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 to CO

The application of (photo)electrocatalytical technologies for the reduction of CO2 to CO holds immense relevance for our current and future society with regard to sustainable methods to mitigate CO2 levels in the atmosphere and to reduce the dependence on fossil feedstocks. Electrocatalysis offers a promising solution by using renewable energy sources, such as solar or wind, to drive the electrochemical conversion of CO2 into CO. This process not only helps in the utilization of CO2 as a valuable feedstock but also offers a viable pathway towards carbon neutrality.

The Horizon 2020 project SUNCOCHEM (Grant Agreement number 862192) addresses the need of the EU Chemical Industry for highly competitive and integrated solutions enabling the carbon-neutral production of energy and high-value chemicals from solar energy, H2O (water) and CO2 (carbon dioxide). The conversion of CO2 into chemicals occurring in an (photo)electrochemical device is divided in two half reactions, namely water oxidation and the reduction reaction CO2 to CO (carbon monoxide).


The objective of this Workshop is the development of a new CWA (CEN Workshop Agreement), on procedures and protocols for testing and evaluating the performance of devices for electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 to CO. The application of the new CWA is intended to simplify both the comparability between different technological solution and the representation of the impacts of changes in individual technologies in a standardized and concise manner, in order to support the further development of (photo)electrocatalytical devices.


The Workshop kick-off meeting will be held online on 20 July 2023, from 9:00 to 13:00 CEST. People interested to participate in the kick-off meeting can follow the instructions detailed in the agenda.


All interested parties are invited to submit comments on the draft Project Plan using the commenting form below, to the Workshop secretary, Mr. Steffen Jenkel (sjenkel@une.org), by 17 July 2023.


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