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Opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

Catalysis of CO2 to reactive intermediates for fuel production

Location

Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Acoustics

RO# Location
64.15.04.C0321 Washington, DC 203755321

Advisers

name email phone
Jeffrey W. Baldwin jeff.baldwin@nrl.navy.mil 202.767.1246

Description

The high concentration of CO2 in seawater, approximately 100 mg L-1, represents a significant opportunity to extract and use this CO2 as a C1feedstock for synthetic fuels. Through an existing process patented by the U.S. Navy, CO2 and H2 can be concurrently extracted from seawater and used as reactants for direct Fischer-Tropsch from CO2(CO2-FT) to produce valuable oxygenates, specialty chemicals, and intermediate hydrocarbons (C2-C6) for synthetic fuel. The most commonly used catalysts for CO2-FT are slight variations of Fe and Co-based Fischer-Tropsch (FT) catalysts, which show promise, but are not specifically designed for the CO2 reactant. We are interested in researchers who have expertise in catalysis, surface science, chemical engineering, inorganic chemistry, and novel energy solutions.

Keywords:
Carbon Capture; Catalysis; Energy; Fuel

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$87,198.00 $3,000.00
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