Capturing carbon dioxide in Na–CO2 batteries: A route for green energy

Anirudha Jena, Zizheng Tong, Ho Chang*, Shu Fen Hu*, Ru Shi Liu*

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Limiting the carbon emission to the atmosphere requires the efficient utilization of carbonaceous gases and their capture via well-designed platforms. Metal–CO2 batteries are currently being demonstrated as the route to utilize CO2 and produce energy simultaneously. In particular, Na–CO2 batteries are considered an alternative to Li-batteries because of their abundance and low cost. In the current review, the developments in the field of Na–CO2 batteries are discussed. Carbon dioxide reactions to the decomposition of discharge products have been discussed elaborately. The main discharge products of Na–CO2 batteries are Na2CO3 and C. In the current review, various strategies are discussed to decompose the discharge products and hence improve cycle stability. The fraction of CO2 has a substantial influence on cell cycles. A plausible route of battery reaction can be drawn with the help of an ex situ analysis of the electrodes. The final part of the review focuses on the use of solid-state Na-ion conductors in Na–CO2 batteries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-428
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Chinese Chemical Society
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Mar


  • Na–CO battery
  • carbon dioxide reactions
  • energy density
  • overpotential

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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