Vision, Mission and Values – Towards a Carbon-Neutral World

We are curious minds dedicated to understanding, at the atomic and molecular level, different types of electrochemical reactions frequently applied to energy conversion. Our objective is to answer fundamental questions and convert this knowledge into sustainable technologies based on a synergistic combination of experiments and simulations. We believe that we can harness science and technology to help tackle many global challenges, in particular, to mitigate the massive CO2 emissions caused by the rampant burning of fossil fuels that daily reach the atmosphere, contributing therefore, to maintain the greenhouse effect. This issue can be solved by synthesizing green fuels with high energy density from controlled electrolysis using pre-designed catalysts made of elements abundant in nature. And we know how to do it! While a significant effort by our group is focused on doing consistent and excellent quality research, we believe that human resources shaped by our beliefs are the most important output we could have. We do not get impressed with a pompous curriculum filled with dubious metrics, sometimes also followed by empty and scientifically fragile speeches, but instead, we do admire a solid background in fundamentals, remarkable insights, hard-work, ethics and an awareness of true science.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which are an urgent call for action by all countries in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. ElectroEnergy is committed to work in, at least, three SDG: 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation (conversion of nitrate ions to NH3), 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy (electrosynthesis of H2 and NH3), 13 – Climate Action (conversion of CO2, and electrosynthesis of H2 and NH3). We believe that addressing the issue of climate change can synergistically interfere with other SDG. Accordingly, the decarbonization process induced by efficient electrolysers, hopefully created and properly tested by ElectroEnergy, may be responsible for contributing to solve simultaneous SDG. Let’s fight for a Carbon-Neutral World!

Research Lines

H2 Electrosynthesis

H2 Electrosynthesis. We are currently looking for the development of alternative fuels to help meeting rising demand for a low-carbon energy future. Renewable and sustainable energy can be electrochemically obtained by CO2 reduction reaction. Its capture and utilization has attracted much attention worldwide since this process can convert it to a ample range of value-added chemicals such as carbon monoxide, formic acid, methanol, ethanol, and ethylene. Although still very far from mimicking this highly complex behavior, several researchers attribute this reaction to an artificial photosynthesis. We look forward to getting the best out of this process, designing new catalysts capable of producing energy-dense fuels with industrial and environmentally friendly performance.

NH3 Electrosynthesis

NH3 Electrosynthesis. We are currently looking for the development of alternative fuels to help meeting rising demand for a low-carbon energy future. Renewable and sustainable energy can be electrochemically obtained by CO2 reduction reaction. Its capture and utilization has attracted much attention worldwide since this process can convert it to a ample range of value-added chemicals such as carbon monoxide, formic acid, methanol, ethanol, and ethylene. Although still very far from mimicking this highly complex behavior, several researchers attribute this reaction to an artificial photosynthesis. We look forward to getting the best out of this process, designing new catalysts capable of producing energy-dense fuels with industrial and environmentally friendly performance.

CO2 Reduction Reaction

CO2 Reduction Reaction. We are currently looking for the development of alternative fuels to help meeting rising demand for a low-carbon energy future. Renewable and sustainable energy can be electrochemically obtained by CO2 reduction reaction. Its capture and utilization has attracted much attention worldwide since this process can convert it to a ample range of value-added chemicals such as carbon monoxide, formic acid, methanol, ethanol, and ethylene. Although still very far from mimicking this highly complex behavior, several researchers attribute this reaction to an artificial photosynthesis. We look forward to getting the best out of this process, designing new catalysts capable of producing energy-dense fuels with industrial and environmentally friendly performance.