Rational Chemical design of solar-powered nano photocatalysts for the production of hydrogen fuel.

Datum objave: 21.07.2011

Kategorija: Aktualno na Univerzi

Partnership request description:  A UK university is working on a FP7 proposal to develop low cost, safe and environmentally-friendly nanostructured inorganic materials for use as solar powered photocatalysts for the production of hydrogen fuel from water. The rational chemical design will result from a strong interaction between synthesis and characterisation of the nano photocatalysts. This will also promote fundamental understanding of key parameters connected to the efficacy of the catalytic materials. Partners from across Europe are sought. Programme: FP7 – Cooperation Theme: NANOSCIENCES, NANOTECHNOLOGIES, MATERIALS AND NEW PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES - NMP Call: 6th Call – 2012 (publication expected: 20 July 2011) Activity: 4.1 – Nanoscience and nanotechnology Topic: NMP.2012.1.1-1 Rational design of nano-catalysts for sustainable energy production based on fundamental understanding
Project proposer:   Leonzio Donato (United Kingdom)
Description of the project offered:  
Partner role:  Project coordinator
Partner organisation:  Consultancy
Call for proposal title:  N/A

Description of the collaboration sought: The research group encompasses solid-state chemistry, microfluidic technology and engineering and is looking to collaborate with academic and industrial partners. In particular: • Experts in traditional catalytic testing of materials to run in parallel and support the screening carried out with microfluidic technology. • Experts in theoretical modelling of oxides and experimental characterisation of semiconductor surfaces. • Experts in evaluation, exploitation and possible scaling out of the microfluoidic technology towards energy production and beyond the testing of photocatalytic activity, i.e. the starting point of this project. • Experts in evaluation of environmentally-friendly sources of water for hydrogen production. • Experts in management and dissemination. • End users.
Expertise sought: Materials technology, Nanotechnology and Nanosciences, Industrial biotech, Renewable sources of energy, Biofuels, Hydrogen and fuel cells,
Roles sought: Project participant,
Organisation types sought: Research, Education, Small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), ,
Countries sought: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom,