Add Nickel to Ceria for Solar Syngas at just 700°C

Dr. Jonathan R. Scheffe, associate professor here at the MAE department, led the team behind a groundbreaking study that explored producing syngas at lower temperatures using a nickel catalyst deposited on ceria. The team’s paper, titled “Kinetic investigation of solar chemical looping reforming of methane over Ni–CeO2 at low temperature,” was published in the journal Applied Energy. Dr. Scheffe has been involved in various research projects related to thermochemical energy conversion, including solar fuel production and carbon dioxide capture. Read more about the team’s research, including their use of chemical looping methane reforming to customize the composition of the final syngas, and how this discovery could have economic and industrial benefits at the link.

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