Remarkable efficiency of Ni supported on hydrothermally synthesized CeO2 nanorods for low-temperature CO2 hydrogenation to methane

Georgios Varvoutis, Maria Lykaki, Sofia Stefa, Eleni Papista, Sónia A. C. Carabineiro, Georgios E. Marnellos, Michalis Konsolakis

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Nickel particles deposited on hydrothermally synthesized ceria nanorods (CeO2-NR) were found to be highly active and stable for CO2 methanation. A CO2-to-CH4 yield of 92% was achieved at 300 °C. The impact of various operational parameters was explored in conjunction with a thermodynamic analysis. The superior performance of Ni/CeO2-NR was demonstrated through a comparison with i) CeO2 and Ni/CeO2 commercial products, ii) various M/CeO2-NR lab-synthesized catalysts (M = Cu, Co, Fe), and iii) state-of-the-art literature catalysts. The results revealed that a unique combination of Ni with ceria nanorods is required for boosting the reducibility and in turn the methanation efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Article number106036
JournalCatalysis Communications
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020


  • Ceria nanorods
  • CO methanation
  • Ni catalyst
  • Ni/CeO


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