European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 765376

European School on Artificial Leaf: Electrodes Devices

Dr. Vladimir Atanasov

The project

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 micro-reactors.

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, earthabundant 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 figure (1.1). The eSCALED collaborative project brings together for the first time, 12 internationally recognized research groups. The project has an interdisciplinary scientific approach integrating the latest knowledge on catalysis, photovoltaic and polymer chemistry for self-structuration. The results of the project will lead to breakthroughs for further development of artificial photosynthetic leaf as a photoelectrochemical device.

Chloroplasts and hierarchically structured Honeycomb films for bio-inspired electrochemical electrodes.
Chloroplasts and hierarchically structured Honeycomb films for bio-inspired electrochemical electrodes.

Partners

Participant Legal Name 

Country

UNIVERSITE DE PAU ET DES PAYS DE L'ADOUR

France

FUNDACIO PRIVADA INSTITUT CATALA D'INVESTIGACIO QUIMICA

Spain

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

UNIVERSITÄT STUTTGART

Germany

UNIVERSITE DE NAMUR ASBL

Belgium

SOLARONIX SA

Switzerland

VERTECH GROUP

France

RIVA GmbH Batteries

Germany

FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA

Italy

FUNDACIO EURECAT

Spain

Ansprechpartner

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Vladimir Atanasov

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