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A photo-electro-catalytic cell from earth-abundant materials for sustainable solar production of CO2-based chemicals and fuels


Contact: jrgalan@iciq.es


Overarching goal: Transformation of carbon dioxide into a renewable fuel with sunlight

Technology class: (Photo)electrochemical

Feedstock: CO2 and H2O

Product(s):HCOOH, H2 and O2

Sustainability criteria: NO critical raw materials;

Novelty/Unique Selling point: Record solar to CO2-based fuels productivity with a technology based on non-critical raw materials.

Bottlenecks tackled: Matching the features of light absorbers, cathode and anode to work together at maximum performance point.

Starting TRL: 2 / End TRL: 4


Funding type received: H2020 FETPROACT-2016 RIA (grant agreement 732840)