A challenge for the chemical industry is the highly selective transformation of raw materials by electrochemistry from biomass into intermediates.
Demonstrating its feasibility is one of the objectives of the PERFORM project, focusing on specific investigations regarding targeted paired reactions such as glucose electro-oxidation to glucaric acid, a first step in the adipic acid electrochemical synthesis-
In this sense, Rosalba Passalacqua, Researcher at the University of Messina, presented a poster during the 13th European Congress of Chemical Engineering and the 6th European Congress of Applied Biotechnology (ECCE-ECAB) on September 22 entitled NiFe Oxide Catalysts for Electro-Oxidation of Glucose.
In the poster, the preparation of nanostructured NiFe oxide catalysts (NiFeOx/NF), synthesized from nickel foam (NF), via layered double hydroxide (LDH) nanosheets intermediates, as efficient catalysts for glucose (Glu) electrochemical oxidation were addressed.
ECCE and ECAB covered the whole range of relevant topics from laboratory research via process development and chemical reaction engineering to challenges from industrial practice and overarching topics such as quality management and education.
Rosalba was also the host of the Electrochemical section of the conference.