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Diamond and Metal Photo-Electrocatalysts for Hydrogen Evolution and Carbon Dioxide Reduction

Project description

Creating fuel and valuable chemicals from diamond

Mitigating climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions are key challenges of the 21st century. At the core of these challenges is to fulfil the increasing energy demands and use energy efficiently while simultaneously reducing dependence on fossil fuels. EU’s Horizon 2020 programme plays an important role in facilitating the transition to renewable energy sources. The EU-funded DIMPEL CAT project will use diamond catalysts to imitate natural photosynthesis and transform CO2 into fuel and valuable chemicals. So far, similar attempts have required the use of scarce and expensive materials such as platinum. Using synthetic diamond is a major breakthrough in the field: diamond emits electrons with high reduction potential, meaning that they can reduce highly inert molecules such as CO2.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
Net EU contribution
€ 224 933,76
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00