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Record efficiency in direct conversion of carbon dioxide and water into sustainable fuels

March 13, 2023

A European consortium coordinated by Prof. José Ramón Galán-Mascarós from the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ-CERCA) with research institutions from France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland under the A-LEAF project, reports outstanding results making affordable and sustainable energy.

The final outcome of this artificial photosynthesis research project consists of an autonomous device able to convert CO2 and H2O to fuels using sunlight. This innovative cell provides a solar-to-fuel efficiency of over 10%, reaching world-record current densities without the use of any critical raw materials. This demonstrates that sustainability and high productivity can also be achieved with low-cost and scalable materials.

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