Electrochemistry provides a means for driving chemical transformations directly with electricity. The development of electrochemical processes for chemical and fuel production has become attractive in recent years due to the falling cost of renewable energy generation and the increasingly apparent environmental impact of conventional technologies. However, success in this endeavor relies on a concerted and collaborative effort between scientists with seeming disparate fields of expertise. This presentation will provide an overview of such devices, the contemporary challenges of chemical and fuel production via electrochemical carbon dioxide reduction, and the planned research activities of the Clark Electrocatalysis Laboratory.
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