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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.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE PAU ET DES PAYS DE L'ADOUR
Net EU contribution
€ 887 059,11
Address
Avenue De L'universite
64000 Pau
France

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Region
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Aquitaine Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (11)

FUNDACIO PRIVADA INSTITUT CATALA D'INVESTIGACIO QUIMICA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 151 477,92
Address
Avenida Paissos Catalans 16
43007 Tarragona

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Este Cataluña Tarragona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 297 936,66
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven

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Region
Noord-Brabant Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 432 108,33
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Uppsala län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 387 011,30
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 505 355,64
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart

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Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE DE NAMUR ASBL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 285 360,00
Address
Rue De Bruxelles 61
5000 Namur

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Région wallonne Prov. Namur Arr. Namur
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SOLARONIX SA
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 110 511,15
Address
Chemin De L'ouriette 129
1170 Aubonne

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RIVA GMBH BATTERIES

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Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Manfred Von Ardenne Alee 33
71522 Backnang

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Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Rems-Murr-Kreis
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 114 693,92
Address
Via Morego 30
16163 Genova

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Nord-Ovest Liguria Genova
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FUNDACIO EURECAT
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 296 070,48
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)

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Este Cataluña Barcelona
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
COLLEGE DE FRANCE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 131 437,80
Address
Place Marcelin Berthelot 11
75005 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (4)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

DOLMEN DESIGN AND INNOVATION LIMITED
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Innovation House Dcu Alpha Finglas Road Old
D11KXN4 Glasnevin

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSITE GRENOBLE ALPES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
621 Avenue Centrale
38058 Grenoble

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Isère
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSITE PARIS-SACLAY
France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Batiment Breguet - 3 Rue Joliot Curie
91190 Gif-sur-yvette

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

CENTRE EUROPEEN D'EXELENCE EN BIOMIMETISME DE SENLIS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
62 Rue Du Faubourg Saint Martin
60300 Senlis

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Hauts-de-France Picardie Oise
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00