The European Ceramic Society


May 24, 2023

PhD thesis offer (36 months contract)

Carbon-based ionic electrodes for the electro-enzymatic conversion of CO2 to formate

Formate dehydrogenases (FoDHs) are able to selectively reduce CO2 into formate. To do so, FoDHs require the loosely bound cofactor nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) in its active reduced form, 1,4-NADH. We already demonstrated the ability of FoDHs to work in a tandem reaction together with a phosphite dehydrogenase mutant from Pseudomonas stutzeri (PtDH), in charge of the clean in situ regeneration of 1,4-NADH. Recently, we used the FoDH from Methylobacterium extorquens AM1 (MeFoDH1), which demonstrates superior CO2 reducing properties and excellent stability under aerobic conditions [Green Chem. 22, 2020, 3727]. However, NAD is relatively expensive and unstable in the presence of CO2, making this bi-enzymatic setup unstable over time.


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