Efficient Reduction of CO2 in a Solid Oxide Electrolyzer

Gael Corre, F. Bidrawn, G. Kim, J. T. S. Irvine, J. M. Vohs, R.J. Gorte

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The electrolysis of CO2 has been examined in a solid oxide electrolyzer (SOE) using a ceramic electrode based on La0.8Sr0.2Cr0.5Mn0.5O3 (LSCM), infiltrated into a yttria-stabilized zirconia scaffold together with 0.5 wt % Pd supported on 5 wt % Ce0.48Zr0.48Y0.04O2. An SOE with this electrode exhibited a total cell impedance of 0.36 Omega cm(2) at 1073 K for operation in CO-CO2 mixtures. An additional benefit is that the CO-CO2 electrode was shown to be redox stable, with LSCM exhibiting good conductivity in both oxidizing and reducing environments, so that the cell can operate in pure CO2. (C) 2008 The Electrochemical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)B167 - B170
JournalElectrochemical and Solid-State Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2008


  • solid oxide fuel cells
  • carbon compounds
  • ceramics
  • chromium compounds
  • electrochemical electrodes
  • electrolysis
  • lanthanum compounds
  • oxidation
  • reduction (chemical)
  • strontium compounds
  • yttrium compounds
  • zirconium compounds


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