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European School on Artificial Leaf : Electrodes Devices

Objective

Climate change resulting from accumulation of anthropogenic carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and the uncertainty in the
amount of recoverable fossil fuel reserves are driving forces for the development of renewable, carbon-neutral energy
technologies. Artificial photosynthesis appears to be an appealing approach for a sustainable energy generation as it
produces “solar fuels” or commodities for chemistry in a stable and storable chemical form, from solar energy, H2O & CO2.
The eSCALED project is a contribution to structure early-stage research training at the European level and strengthen
European innovation capacity to elaborate an artificial leaf. The ESR will be in charge of combining in a unique device a
solar cell and a bioinspired electrochemical stack where H2O oxidation and H+ or CO2 reduction are performed in microreactors.
The novelties in this project are at two levels: (1) Developing sustainable joint doctoral degree structure based on
inter/multidisciplinary aspects of biological/biochemical, condensed, inorganic & soft matter to device engineering and
innovation development. (2) Scientifically using, cheap and easy processes tandem organic solar cells, earth-abundant
materials for water splitting, new generation of catalysts and natural/artificial hydrogenase enzymes for hydrogen production,
formate dehydrogenases for catalytic carbon dioxide reduction, new proton-exchange fluorinated membranes and finally,
electrode micro porosity to mimic the chloroplasts of a plant. The eSCALED collaborative project brings together for the first
time, 12 internationally recognized academic and industrial research groups. The project has an interdisciplinary scientific
approach integrating the latest knowledge on catalysis, photovoltaic and polymer chemistry for self-structuration. Major
outcomes will include breakthroughs in the development of artificial photosynthetic leaf as a photoelectrochemical device,
highly trained researchers & new partners collaborations.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/solar energy

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-EJD - European Joint Doctorates

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE PAU ET DES PAYS DE L'ADOUR
Address
Avenue De L'universite
64000 Pau
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 817 835,20

Participants (11)

FUNDACIO PRIVADA INSTITUT CATALA D'INVESTIGACIO QUIMICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 151 477,92
Address
Avenida Paissos Catalans 16
43007 Tarragona
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 297 936,66
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 432 108,33
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 387 011,30
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 449 974,20
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE NAMUR ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 285 360
Address
Rue De Bruxelles 61
5000 Namur
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOLARONIX SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 110 511,15
Address
Chemin De L'ouriette 129
1170 Aubonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RIVA GMBH BATTERIES
Germany
EU contribution
€ 124 608,24
Address
Manfred Von Ardenne Alee 33
71522 Backnang
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 114 693,92
Address
Via Morego 30
16163 Genova
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACIO EURECAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 296 070,48
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)
Activity type
Research Organisations
COLLEGE DE FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 131 437,80
Address
Place Marcelin Berthelot 11
75005 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (4)

DOLMEN DESIGN AND INNOVATION LIMITED
Ireland
Address
Innovation House Dcu Alpha Finglas Road Old
D11KXN4 Glasnevin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE GRENOBLE ALPES
France
Address
621 Avenue Centrale
38058 Grenoble
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE PARIS-SACLAY
France
Address
Immeuble Technologique Entree B Rte De L Orme Aux Merisiers
91190 Saint Aubin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE EUROPEEN D'EXELENCE EN BIOMIMETISME DE SENLIS
France
Address
62 Rue Du Faubourg Saint Martin
60300 Senlis
Activity type
Other