SOLHYDROMICS

Nanodesigned electrochemical converter of solar energy into hydrogen hosting natural enzymes or their mimics

 Coordinatore POLITECNICO DI TORINO 

 Organization address address: Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24
city: TORINO
postcode: 10129

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Guido
Cognome: Saracco
Email: send email
Telefono: 390111000000
Fax: 390111000000

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Italy [IT]
 Totale costo 3˙655˙827 €
 EC contributo 2˙779˙679 €
 Programma FP7-ENERGY
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Energy
 Code Call FP7-ENERGY-2008-FET
 Funding Scheme CP
 Anno di inizio 2009
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2009-01-01   -   2012-06-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    POLITECNICO DI TORINO

 Organization address address: Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24
city: TORINO
postcode: 10129

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Guido
Cognome: Saracco
Email: send email
Telefono: 390111000000
Fax: 390111000000

IT (TORINO) coordinator 573˙352.00
2    IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

 Organization address address: SOUTH KENSINGTON CAMPUS EXHIBITION ROAD
city: LONDON
postcode: SW7 2AZ

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Brooke
Cognome: Alasya
Email: send email
Telefono: 442076000000
Fax: 442076000000

UK (LONDON) participant 648˙085.00
3    BIODIVERSITY SPA

 Organization address address: VIA CORFU 71
city: BRESCIA
postcode: 25100

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Nicola
Cognome: Rota
Email: send email
Telefono: 39030221095
Fax: 390302000000

IT (BRESCIA) participant 356˙000.00
4    HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNG GMBH

 Organization address address: Max-Planck-Strasse 1
city: GEESTHACHT
postcode: 21502

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Andrea
Cognome: Griep
Email: send email
Telefono: 494153000000
Fax: 494153000000

DE (GEESTHACHT) participant 335˙886.00
5    HYSYTECH S.R.L.

 Organization address address: STRADA DEL DROSSO 33 18
city: TORINO
postcode: 10135

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Massimiliano
Cognome: Antonini
Email: send email
Telefono: 390114000000
Fax: 390113000000

IT (TORINO) participant 307˙956.00
6    NANOCYL SA

 Organization address address: RUE DE L'ESSOR 4
city: SAMBREVILLE
postcode: 5060

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Frédéric
Cognome: Luizi
Email: send email
Telefono: 3271750671
Fax: 3271750390

BE (SAMBREVILLE) participant 292˙400.00
7    SOLARONIX SA

 Organization address address: CHEMIN DE L'OURIETTE 129
city: AUBONNE
postcode: 1170

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Toby
Cognome: Meyer
Email: send email
Telefono: 41218212280
Fax: 41218212289

CH (AUBONNE) participant 266˙000.00

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electrodes    scientists    prototype    electrode    water    device    sun    membrane    hydrogen    ambient    molecular    artificial       pure    electrons    solhydromics    hydrogenase    compounds    enzyme    protons    psii   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Leaves can split water into oxygen and hydrogen at ambient conditions exploiting sun light. Prof. James Barber, one of the key players of SOLHYDROMICS, was the recipient of the international Italgas Prize in 2005 for his studies on Photosystem II (PSII), the enzyme that governs this process. In photosynthesis, H2 is used to reduce CO2 and give rise to the various organic compounds needed by the organisms or even oily compounds which can be used as fuels. However, a specific enzyme, hydrogenase, may lead to non-negligible H2 formation even within natural systems under given operating conditions. Building on this knowledge, and on the convergence of the work of the physics, materials scientists, biochemists and biologists involved in the project, an artificial device will be developed to convert sun energy into H2 with 10% efficiency by water splitting at ambient temperature, including: -) an electrode exposed to sunlight carrying PSII or a PSII-like chemical mimic deposited upon a suitable electrode -) a membrane enabling transport of both electrons and protons via e.g. carbon nanotubes or TiO2 connecting the two electrodes and ion-exchange resins like e.g. Nafion, respectively -) a cathode carrying the hydrogenase enzyme or an artificial hydrogenase catalyst in order to recombine protons and electrons into pure molecular hydrogen at the opposite side of the membrane The project involves a strong and partnership hosting highly ranked scientists (from the Imperial College London, the Politecnico di Torino and the GKSS research centre on polymers in Geesthacht) who have a significant past cooperation record and four high-tech SMEs (Solaronix, Biodiversity, Nanocyl and Hysytech) to cover with expertise and no overlappings the key tasks of enzyme purification and enzyme mimics development, enzyme stabilisation on the electrodes, membrane development, design and manufacturing of the SOLHYDROMICS proof-of-concept prototype, market and technology implementation studies'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Scientists developed a prototype device mimicking nature to produce pure molecular hydrogen (H2) from water. When optimised, it could be an important way to fuel a H2 economy.

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