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ReCAP research on electrocatalytic production of formaldehyde makes front cover of “New Journal of Chemistry”

The research team led by Professor Yutaka Amao, Director of the OMU Research Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, published a paper entitled “Electrocatalytic production of formaldehyde with formaldehyde dehydrogenase using a viologen redox mediator.” The paper was featured on the front cover of “New Journal of Chemistry,” published by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

E-fuels are carbon-neutral fuels in liquid or gas form that are produced from renewable sources. Professor Amao’s research team has been trying to establish a method for using enzymes to synthesize methanol, an e-fuel, from carbon dioxide. In this study, they successfully used electrical energy and enzymes to create formaldehyde from formic acid, which is a significant step towards methanol production. The front cover of “New Journal of Chemistry” features the image of a station supplying e-fuels produced from carbon dioxide.

Paper Information

Journal title: New Journal of Chemistry
Paper title: Electrocatalytic production of formaldehyde with formaldehyde dehydrogenase using a viologen redox mediator
DOI: 10.1039/D2NJ00692H

Acknowledgment

This study was conducted in cooperation with Honda R&D Co.,Ltd.

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