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Diamond materials for the photocatalytic conversion of CO2 to fine chemicals and fuels using visible light

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Project "DIACAT" data sheet

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Coordinator
JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAT WURZBURG 

Organization address
address: SANDERRING 2
city: WUERZBURG
postcode: 97070
website: http://www.uni-wuerzburg.de

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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Project website http://www.diacat.eu/
 Total cost 3˙872˙981 €
 EC max contribution 3˙872˙980 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.2.1. (FET Open)
 Code Call H2020-FETOPEN-2014-2015-RIA
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-07-01   to  2019-12-31

 Partnership

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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAT WURZBURG DE (WUERZBURG) coordinator 615˙125.00
2    FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V. DE (MUNCHEN) participant 565˙631.00
3    UPPSALA UNIVERSITET SE (UPPSALA) participant 552˙000.00
4    HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM BERLIN FUR MATERIALIEN UND ENERGIE GMBH DE (BERLIN) participant 526˙563.00
5    COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES FR (PARIS 15) participant 511˙495.00
6    THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD UK (OXFORD) participant 507˙166.00
7    IOLITEC IONIC LIQUIDS TECHNOLOGIES GMBH DE (HEILBRONN) participant 320˙000.00
8    ARTTIC FR (PARIS) participant 195˙039.00
9    GABO:MI GESELLSCHAFT FUR ABLAUFORGANISATION:MILLIARIUM MBH & CO KG DE (MUENCHEN) participant 79˙960.00

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 Project objective

In DIACAT we propose the development of a completely new technology for the direct photocatalytic conversion of CO2 into fine chemicals and fuels using visible light. The approach utilises the unique property of man-made diamond, now widely available at low economic cost, to generate solvated electrons upon light irradiation in solutions (e.g. in water and ionic liquids). The project will achieve the following major objectives on the way to the efficient production of chemicals from CO2 : - experimental and theoretical understanding of the principles of production of solvated electrons stemming from diamond

- identification of optimal forms of nanostructured diamond (wires, foams pores) and surface modifications to achieve high photoelectron yield and long term performance

- investigation of optimized energy up-conversion using optical nearfield excitation as a means for the direct use of sunlight for the excitation of electrons

-characterisation of the chemical reactions which are driven by the solvated electrons in “green” solvents like water or ionic liquids and reaction conditions to maximise product yields.

- demonstration of the feasibility of the direct reduction of CO2 in a laboratory environment.

The ultimate outcome of the project will be the development of a novel technology for the direct transformation of CO2 into organic chemicals using illumination with visible light. On a larger perspective, this technology will make an important contribution to a future sustainable chemical production as man-made diamond is a low cost industrial material identified to be environmentally friendly. Our approach lays the foundation for the removal and transformation of carbon dioxide and at the same time a chemical route to store and transport energy from renewable sources. This will have a transformational impact on society as whole by bringing new opportunities for sustainable production and growth.

 Deliverables

List of deliverables.
Symposium on DIACAT outcome and perspective Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-04-14 09:33:30
Public dissemination of project progress (2) Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-31 10:17:23
Public dissemination of project progress (1) Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-31 10:17:25
Website (updated continuously), social media account and project flyers release Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-31 10:17:24

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of DIACAT deliverables.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Peter Knittel, Taro Yoshikawa, Christoph E. Nebel
Diamond Colloidal Probe Force Spectroscopy
published pages: 5537-5541, ISSN: 0003-2700, DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.9b00693
Analytical Chemistry 91/9 2020-03-05
2019 Shuainan Zhao and Karin Larsson
A Theoretical Study of the Energetic Stability and Electronic Structure of Terminated and P-doped Diamond (100)-2x1 Surfaces.
published pages: , ISSN: 2640-5571, DOI:
Advances in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2020-02-13
2018 Sneha Choudhury, Benjamin Kiendl, Jian Ren, Fang Gao, Peter Knittel, Christoph Nebel, Amélie Venerosy, Hugues Girard, Jean-Charles Arnault, Anke Krueger, Karin Larsson, Tristan Petit
Combining nanostructuration with boron doping to alter sub band gap acceptor states in diamond materials
published pages: 16645-16654, ISSN: 2050-7488, DOI: 10.1039/c8ta05594g
Journal of Materials Chemistry A 6/34 2019-10-01
2018 A. Venerosy, H.A. Girard, S. Saada, M. Sennour, I. Stenger, M. Mermoux, J.C. Arnault
Colloidal suspensions of monodisperse diamond core-shells
published pages: 122-131, ISSN: 0925-9635, DOI: 10.1016/j.diamond.2018.08.004
Diamond and Related Materials 89 2019-10-01
2016 Fang Gao, Christoph E. Nebel
Electrically Conductive Diamond Membrane for Electrochemical Separation Processes
published pages: 18640-18646, ISSN: 1944-8244, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b07024
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8/28 2019-04-30

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