Reduction of CO2 to Valuable Platform Chemicals 

Dr. Kenis from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed a new method and device for reducing CO2 to value added platform chemicals such as carbon monoxide and formic acid. This technology will allow CO2 emitters to produce valuable products while reducing the amount of CO2 pollution released into the atmosphere. Dr. Kenis' technology requires less energy input than state of the art CO2 reduction techniques. This makes CO2 reduction more economically feasible and allows for the use of grid electricity (>90% produced from burning fossil fuels) to power the system while still remaining carbon neutral or even carbon negative.