Professor Takuya Goto, the platform head, presented the research outcome in the MSILD Summer meeting of the Royal Society of Chemistry held at Churchill College, Cambridge, 8-10 August 2023.

The Molten Salts and Ionic Liquids Discussion Group (MSILDG) the Royal Society of Chemistry held its Summer Meeting at Churchill College, Cambridge, 8-10 August 2023. International researchers participate in this three-day meeting. Professor Takuya Goto, the platform head, presented “Oxygen electrode behavior of La1-xSrxFeO3-δ electrodes in molten LiCl-KCl,” which is the research outcome with his colleague Yuta Suzuki and Seiya Tanaka (assistant professors), Shunichi Kimura (Ph.D. student), and Takashi Fukumoto (graduate) at the Department of Environmental Systems Science.

The platform’s representative, Professor Takuya Goto, gave a keynote speech.

On Wednesday, May 17, 2023, an online seminar titled “Realizing a Carbon Neutral Ecosystem” was held by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC.

The seminar consisted of two parts: Part 1: “The Latest Trends in CN and the Importance of Ecosystems” by Deloitte Tohmatsu, and Part 2: “Prospects and Challenges for CN Social Implementation” from the perspective of startup academia.

At this seminar, the platform’s representative, Professor Takuya Goto (Faculty of Science and Engineering), gave a keynote speech titled “CN Education and Research and Social Implementation,” in which he discussed the “Next Environment” Collaborative Creation Course for students and adults to learn together, the introduction of social implementation and core technologies of carbon recycling, efforts toward social implementation, and the platform’s vision.

A research paper by Prof. Takuya Goto, President of the Platform, and Dr. Yuta Suzuki, Assistant Professor at Harris Science Research Institute, has been published in Electrochimica Acta.

Takuya Goto, Professor of Graduate School of Science and Engineering and Yuta Suzuki, Assistant Professor of Harris Science Research Institute, have developed a new method for the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) using high-temperature molten salts.
Nations across the globe are striving relentlessly to reduce their net carbon footprint, and efforts are currently being undertaken worldwide to reduce greenhouse gases, including CO2. To this end, a research team from Doshisha University has recently developed a novel method for converting CO2 into useful and commercially viable carbonaceous materials, such as multi-walled carbon nanotubes, with the help of sustainable electrochemistry.

Yuta Suzuki, Tsubasa Takeda, Takuya Goto, Direct electrochemical formation of carbonaceous material from CO2 in LiCl-KCl melt, Electrochimica Acta, Volume 456, 2023, 142464.

For more details, please see the website of Organization for Research Initiatives and Development, Doshisha University.

Research News: Novel Sustainable Electrochemical Method Converts Carbon Dioxide into Carbonaceous Materials

This achievement has also been featured in the “EurekAlert!.”