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Signing Ceremony for Carbon Dioxide Hydrogenated to Gasoline Cooperative Project Holds in DICP
  English.dicp.cas.cn    Posted:2018-01-07    From:DNL19T3

On December 26, the signing ceremony for the cooperative project of “Carbon Dioxide Hydrogenated to Gasoline” established by Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Beijing Psyche Energy Tech Co., Ltd. was held in DICP.

The project focuses on series of works, including the scale-up of catalyst preparation process, the process package design, and the final pilot demonstration.

The successful launch of the project marks the process of “Carbon Dioxide Hydrogenated to Gasoline” has stepped from the laboratory toward industrialization, which would also be helpful to promote the development of green and low-carbon environmental protection in China and even in the world.

Signing Ceremony for the cooperative project of "Carbon Dioxide Hydrogenated to Gasoline". (Photo by LIU Wansheng)  

The process of “Carbon Dioxide Hydrogenated to Gasoline” was patented technology with full independent intellectual property rights, invented by the research team led by Dr. SUN Jian and Prof. GE Qingjie in DICP.

By developing a high efficient, stable and multifunctional Na–Fe3O4/HZSM-5 catalyst, the process realizes the direct production of high-octane gasoline from CO2 hydrogenation for the first time. The process is a potential alternative clean energy strategy to fossil fuels, which not only contributes to mitigating CO2 emissions, but also reduces dependence on petrochemicals.

The process was first reported in the journal, Nature Communications (DOI: 10.1038/ncomms15174), in May 2017, and then selected as a research highlight in the journal, Nature, which has arisen worldwide concerns.

Since the breakthrough in fundamental scientific research, the team has accelerated the engineering development research of the process. A series of breakthroughs have been made in improving the stability of the catalyst, methods for catalyst preparation and the design of new reactor.

This process has accomplished an over than 1,000h of stability test experiment during which CO2 conversion and the selectivity to gasoline-range hydrocarbons remain stable, and the gasoline products are mainly C5-C11 isoparaffins and aromatics thus favoring the octane number. The work has now been applied to several Chinese patents and international PCT patents, and formed full independent intellectual property rights.

On December 19, the China’s national development and reform commission issued the construction plan of national carbon emission rights trading market (power generation industry), which marks the official launch of China's carbon trading system.

It is China's major decision making in promoting green, low-carbon and circular development. The signing of this technical cooperation contract would make contributions to realize the goal of China's control of greenhouse gas emissions, to boost green and low-carbon development and build a beautiful China, and to propel our country's efforts to tackle climate change. (Text by WEI Jian)



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