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Increasing the scope of CO2-utilising photoreactions: asymmetric photosynthesis of amino acids

Project description

Novel chemical pathways use carbon from CO2 instead of fossil fuels

Carbon is so important to so many fields that it has an entire branch of chemistry devoted to it – organic chemistry. Carbon can form covalent bonds with itself and other elements to create a virtually limitless number of other compounds and molecules. It is also the 'backbone' of living organisms and so, not surprisingly, fossil fuels formed in the geological past from once-living organisms are the most common feedstock for many chemical reactions. The EU-funded PHOTOCARBOX project is developing novel methods to expand the reactions available using carbon dioxide as a carbon source. Success will enable the chemical industry to produce bulk and fine chemicals of high value while reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide, establishing the EU as a global leader in sustainable green chemical synthesis.

Coordinator

FUNDACIO PRIVADA INSTITUT CATALA D'INVESTIGACIO QUIMICA
Net EU contribution
€ 160 932,48
Address
Avenida Paissos Catalans 16
43007 Tarragona
Spain

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Region
Este Cataluña Tarragona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00