CO2 utilisation – Reactor and catalyst development

Oral Presentation | Renata Lippi

Date & Time: Friday June 26 2020, 14:25


Author(s) Renata Lippi,a Jiajia Zhao,a,b Gregoire Nesti,a Yunxia Yang,a Woo Jin Lee,a Chaoen Li,a Ludovic Ricard,a Xingdong Wang,c Anthony Chessman,c Patrick Hartley,a Danielle Kennedy,c Jim Patela

Affiliation(s) a CSIRO Energy, b RMIT, c CSIRO Manufacturing

Earlier this year, widespread bushfires shocked Australia and the world. Although appalling, the intensification of bushfires had been predicted to be a consequence of global warming. CO2 is one of the main greenhouse gases, that can trap extra on earth when in excessive concentrations. Seeing the destructive consequences of anthropogenic emissions has made it urgent to control CO2 emissions. There are three main strategies for CO2 emission control: use of carbon-free technologies; CO2 capture and storage; and CO2 utilisation. The successful control of CO2 emissions will likely require the use of all three strategies. In this talk, I will describe the work on CO2 utilisation we have done as part of the AIM FSP’s Emission’s testbed. We set out to develop a real-time dynamic optimisation photocatalytic reactor, which would be able to self-regulate the reaction conditions based on real-time process monitoring. For the past two years, we made significant progress in areas needed for this technology to be further developed. I will present and discuss our work on the development of photocatalysts, photocatalytic reactor, sensing systems and a continuous and scalable method for catalyst synthesis.

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Renata Lippi

Postdoctoral Fellow
CSIRO – Energy

Dr Renata Lippi is currently a Postdoc and Project Leader at CSIRO Energy, she is a chemical engineer with a PhD in chemistry. Renata is particularly interested in renewable energy technologies, focusing on CO2 utilisation, NH3 synthesis and Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers (LOHCs). In addition, she has a passion for materials characterisation particularly to investigate catalysts structures under real operating conditions.