Solar energy to power biomass conversion
Climate change and the urgency of a transition from fossil fuels render renewable technology an instrumental factor of change. Falling costs of production facilitate the increase of renewable solar and wind energy generation systems. In addition, the idea to replace fossil resources should be associated with the use of renewable technologies to absorb the carbon-based chemicals the petrochemical industry produces. Biomass emerges as a source of carbon that is abundant and potentially sustainable. Value-added biomass-derived compounds have been traditionally examined with the use of thermocatalytic processes on noble metals. The EU-funded SOLBIOCHEM project will develop new electrocatalytic materials generated from earth-abundant transition metal oxides and sulphides for the solar-driven upgrade of biomass-derived compounds.
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