Promoting the Synthesis of Methanol: Understanding the Requirements for an Industrial Catalyst for the Conversion of CO2.

Research paper by Malte M Behrens

Indexed on: 05 Oct '16Published on: 05 Oct '16Published in: Angewandte Chemie International Edition


The hydrogenation of CO2 to methanol is a potential process for the sustainable production of synthetic liquid fuels. The Cu/ZnO catalyst employed for this reaction has been studied extensively for many years, and recent progress now has the potential to turn it into a prototype for complex promotional interactions in heterogeneous catalysis.