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Optimised Halide Perovskite nanocrystalline based Electrolyser for clean, robust, efficient and decentralised pRoduction of H2

Objective

Photoelectrochemical (PEC) H2 generation, using water as proton and electron source, is considered the most impactful solar-driven processes to tackle the energy, environment, and climate crisis, providing a circular economy strategy to supply green energy vectors (H2) with zero carbon footprint. Aligning with this view, OHPERA will develop a proof-of-concept unbiased tandem PEC cell to simultaneously achieve efficient solar-driven H2 production at the cathode and high added-value chemicals from valorization of industrial waste (glycerol) at the anode, being sunlight the only energy input. Thus, OPHERA will demonstrate the viability of producing chemicals with economic benefits starting from industrial waste, using a renewable source of energy. For this purpose, OPHERA will integrate highly efficient and stable photoelectrodes based on halide lead-free perovskite nanocrystals (PNCs) and tailored catalytic/passivation layers, avoiding the use of critical raw materials (CRM), in a proof-of-concept eco-design PEC device. Theoretical modelling both at an atomistic and device scales will assist the materials development and mechanistic understanding of the processes, and all materials and components will be integrated in a proof-of-concept device, targeting standalone operation at 10 mA·cm-2 for 100 hours, 90% Faradaic efficiency to H2, and including a clearly defined roadmap for upscaling and exploitation. Therefore, OPHERA will offer a dual process to produce green H2 concomitant to the treatment of industrial waste generating added-value chemicals with high economic and industrial interest, thus offering a competitive LCOH.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT JAUME I DE CASTELLON
Net EU contribution
€ 695 323,75
Address
Avenida Vicent Sos Baynat S/n
12006 Castellon De La Plana
Spain

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Castellón/Castelló
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (5)

BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 518 858,50
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FUNDACIO PRIVADA INSTITUT CATALA D'INVESTIGACIO QUIMICA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 450 312,50
Address
Avenida Paissos Catalans 16
43007 Tarragona

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Region
Este Cataluña Tarragona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM BERLIN FUR MATERIALIEN UND ENERGIE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 564 187,50
Address
Hahn Meitner Platz 1
14109 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LOMARTOV SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 448 500,00
Address
Calle Parroco Miguel Tarin 16 Planta
46035 Valencia

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ECHEMICLES ZARTKORUEN MUKODO RESZVENYTARSASAG
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 552 750,00
Address
Also Kikoto Sor 11.
6726 Szeged

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Alföld és Észak Dél-Alföld Csongrád
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00