Tin in Carbon Capture Catalysts

The race is on to find and develop catalysts that can convert climate change gases, notably carbon dioxide, to useful industrial chemicals such as formate. Although there are numerous candidates, tin has a special ability to reform and join organic compounds that can be exploited, using sunlight or electrochemistry. An increasing number of studies are using tin as the active component, or as a promotor in other catalyst systems.

Tin battles climate change: latest carbon capture R&D

Tin battles climate change: latest carbon capture R&D

Teams of scientists around the world are pushing forward research on new generations of tin catalysts to battle climate change. Several recently published scientific papers describe new tin prototypes and insights that advance the efficiency and selectivity of...

World leading lab uses tin to make fuel from CO2

World leading lab uses tin to make fuel from CO2

Scientists at world-leading lab EPFL, Switzerland have built the first earth-abundant and low-cost catalytic system for splitting CO2 into CO and oxygen using tin, simulating photosynthesis by plants. The invention uses tin oxide coated onto copper wires and solar...