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Controlled Growth of Lightweight Metal-Free Materials for Photoelectrochemical Cells

Project description

Novel semiconductor materials will be a ray of sunshine for clean hydrogen production

Transitioning from fossil fuels to cleaner renewable energy sources is critical to future energy security and to the well-being of our planet. Water-splitting photoelectrochemical cells (PECs) convert solar energy into clean hydrogen (H2) fuels. They produce H2 directly from water using only sunlight. The water-splitting process results in no greenhouse gas emissions. A key challenge is developing reliable, efficient, and cost-effective semiconductor photoelectrochemical materials. The EU-funded MFreePEC project is meeting the challenge with an entirely new class of metal-free semiconductor materials for PEC and their deposition methods. The ability to control the properties and enhance the electrochemical activity of the photoelectrochemical materials will help PECs take their rightful place in the energy landscape.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-STG
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Host institution

BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
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84105 Beer Sheva
Israel

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 495 850

Beneficiaries (1)

BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israel
EU contribution
€ 1 495 850
Address
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84105 Beer Sheva

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments