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dc.contributor.authorYao, Benzhen
dc.contributor.authorXiao, Tiancun
dc.contributor.authorMakgae, Ofentse A
dc.contributor.authorJie, Xiangyu
dc.contributor.authorGonzalez-Cortes, Sergio
dc.contributor.authorGuan, Shaoliang
dc.contributor.authorKirkland, Angus I
dc.contributor.authorDilworth, Jonathan R
dc.contributor.authorAl-Megren, Hamid A
dc.contributor.authorAlshihri, Saeed M
dc.contributor.authorDobson, Peter J
dc.contributor.authorOwen, Gari P
dc.contributor.authorThomas, John M
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Peter P
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-23T16:16:46Z
dc.date.available2020-12-23T16:16:46Z
dc.date.issued2020-12-22
dc.date.submitted2020-07-06
dc.identifier.issn2041-1723
dc.identifier.others41467-020-20214-z
dc.identifier.other20214
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/315551
dc.descriptionFunder: King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST); doi: https://doi.org/10.13039/501100004919
dc.description.abstractWith mounting concerns over climate change, the utilisation or conversion of carbon dioxide into sustainable, synthetic hydrocarbons fuels, most notably for transportation purposes, continues to attract worldwide interest. This is particularly true in the search for sustainable or renewable aviation fuels. These offer considerable potential since, instead of consuming fossil crude oil, the fuels are produced from carbon dioxide using sustainable renewable hydrogen and energy. We report here a synthetic protocol to the fixation of carbon dioxide by converting it directly into aviation jet fuel using novel, inexpensive iron-based catalysts. We prepare the Fe-Mn-K catalyst by the so-called Organic Combustion Method, and the catalyst shows a carbon dioxide conversion through hydrogenation to hydrocarbons in the aviation jet fuel range of 38.2%, with a yield of 17.2%, and a selectivity of 47.8%, and with an attendant low carbon monoxide (5.6%) and methane selectivity (10.4%). The conversion reaction also produces light olefins ethylene, propylene, and butenes, totalling a yield of 8.7%, which are important raw materials for the petrochemical industry and are presently also only obtained from fossil crude oil. As this carbon dioxide is extracted from air, and re-emitted from jet fuels when combusted in flight, the overall effect is a carbon-neutral fuel. This contrasts with jet fuels produced from hydrocarbon fossil sources where the combustion process unlocks the fossil carbon and places it into the atmosphere, in longevity, as aerial carbon - carbon dioxide.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectArticle
dc.subject/639/638/77
dc.subject/639/638/675
dc.subject/639/638/224
dc.subject/145
dc.subject/140/146
dc.subject/147/137
dc.subject/147/135
dc.subjectarticle
dc.titleTransforming carbon dioxide into jet fuel using an organic combustion-synthesized Fe-Mn-K catalyst.
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2020-12-23T16:16:45Z
prism.issueIdentifier1
prism.publicationNameNat Commun
prism.volume11
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.62657
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-11-20
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1038/s41467-020-20214-z
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidYao, Benzhen [0000-0002-4117-0538]
dc.contributor.orcidJie, Xiangyu [0000-0003-0135-1040]
dc.contributor.orcidGonzalez-Cortes, Sergio [0000-0003-3183-1686]
dc.contributor.orcidGuan, Shaoliang [0000-0002-0608-6584]
dc.contributor.orcidKirkland, Angus I [0000-0001-8068-1990]
dc.contributor.orcidDilworth, Jonathan R [0000-0002-2863-0616]
dc.contributor.orcidEdwards, Peter P [0000-0002-1379-9400]
dc.identifier.eissn2041-1723
pubs.funder-project-idRCUK | Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) (EP/N009924/1, EP/N009924/1, EP/K040375/1, PR16195, EP/K040375/1)
cam.issuedOnline2020-12-22


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