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Visible-Light Active Metal Oxide Nano-catalysts for Sustainable Solar Hydrogen Production

Objective

The rising global interest in hydrogen as the fuel of future has prompted tremendous interest in the development of efficient hydrogen production technologies that may serve as economically viable solutions towards solar fuels.

The project SOLARGENIX will investigate novel nanostructured photocatalysts starting from comprehensive theoretical and experimental investigations on visible-light active meta-oxides for photoelectrochemical splitting of water to target the environmental hydrogen production from saline water by sun illumination. For this purpose, efficient multi-functional photoactive nano-catalysts will be developed whereby underlying atomic understanding of elementary chemical reactions and electrochemical processes will guard the scope of the project. The development of efficient nano-catalysts will be mastered by novel material combinations and interfacial engineering in nano-hetrostructures.

Furthermore the project will demonstrate the feasibility of this technology together with industrial partners to develop first module-sized demonstrators for testing under real operating conditions.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2012-SMALL-6
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN
Address
Albertus Magnus Platz
50931 Koeln
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 725 850
Administrative Contact
Christian Klar (Dr.)

Participants (8)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 365 718
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 309 800
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Markus Niederberger (Prof.)
UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 232 500
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jan Augustyński (Prof.)
FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L'ENERGIA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 372 400
Address
C/ Jardins De Les Dones De Negre 1
08930 Sant Adria De Besos
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jose Miguel Sanjuan Marroquin (Mr.)
TTY-SAATIO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Korkeakoulunkatu 10
33720 Tampere
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tuuli Raatikainen (Ms.)
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 200 440
Address
Via Giusti 9
50121 Firenze
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alessandro Barbieri (Mr.)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 000
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hans-Reiner Leikard (Mr.)
SACHTLEBEN PIGMENT GMBH
Germany
Address
Rheinuferstraße 7-9
47829 Krefeld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anja Koschella