SOREC2 is dedicated to pioneering a novel technology that directly converts sunlight, CO2 and water into added-value chemicals such as ethanol or ethylene, enabling safe and efficient energy storage.
The consortium will develop a compact tandem photo-electrochemical cell (PEC) powered by direct sunlight, incorporating:
- Organo-metallic water oxidation catalysis (WOC), stable at ph7
- Metal oxide/organic PV/perovskite PV triple tandem
- Photonic nano-structures for broadband sunlight harvesting
- Cathode for CO2 reduction (CO2R) based on concerted proton-electron transfer molecular mediator (CPET) catalysis