Final Thesis

Sustainable copper fiber electrodes for CO2 reduction

Key Info

Basic Information

Chemical Process Engineering
Focus/Key Topic:


The cluster of Excellency “Fuel Science Center”, started in 2019, focusses on closing the carbon cycle by decoupling emissions and economic growth to face global warming. Electrochemical routes for synthesis, that appreciate CO2 as a resource rather than waste, can enable us to face this challenge. Further, electrification of the chemical industry enabled by these routes for synthesis will play an important role in embedding renewable energy sources into the power grid.

When taking an integral look at a process’s impact on closing the carbon cycle, production of its components needs to be taken into account. To enable the sustainable production of said components, copper hollow fiber electrodes are produced with renewable biopolymers instead of conventional synthetics. Their properties are then measured and used in CO2 reduction application. Therefore, our in-house expertise will be use [1] and modified to replace non-sustainable polymers and toxic solvents with biopolymers in a water based system.

If you want to know more, do not hesitate to send us an E-mail so that we can talk about the Thesis in person and show you around the working environment here at AVT.

Your Benefits:

  • Research on the emerging field of electrochemistry,
  • Research on a future carbon source: CO2,
  • Insights and Research in various fields – Electrochemistry, Membrane production (Spinning) and sintering methods for porous metal structures,
  • Exploration of biopolymers to replace conventional synthetics,
  • Close supervision and support.

Your Profile:

  • Systematic and proper working attitude,
  • Interest in experimental work,
  • Willingness to learn and try something new,
  • The ability to work as a Team.

[1] David et. Al.: Tubular macro-porous titanium membranes; Journal of Membrane Science 2014, DOi: 10.1016/j.memsci.2014.03.010