CO2 utilization by formate dehydrogenase biocatalyst in a PhotoElectrochemical Cell (CO2BioPEC)

The CO2BioPEC project aims at demonstrating a bio-hybrid photoelectrochemical cell, in which solar energy is efficiently captured and at the same time, CO2 is converted to energy-rich compounds in the presence of formate dehydrogenase enzymes as biocatalyst.

About the project

CO2 capturing and direct conversion to energy-rich compounds is a process which will help remediate the disastrous effects of the irrational use of fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions. This project represents an interdisciplinary approach, which contributes to the development of a CO2 emission-free technology as well as a CO2-recycle one, with the development of a bio-hybrid photoelectrochemical cell (PEC).

At first, this system will be optimized in aqueous electrolytes and then integrated to an all-solid-state one by applying these electrodes to polymer or ceramic solid state proton conductors. This modification serves as a starting point for simple robust PEC cells for CO2 conversion based on green chemistry.The project is collaboration between Oslo University Hospital, the University of Oslo, and SINTEF. It runs for 3.5 years.

Financing

The project is funded by Research Council of Norway, other support under NANO2021 program, project number 250261

Publications

  • Kaiqi Xu; Athanasios Eleftherios Chatzitakis; Ingvild Julie Thue Jensen; Mathieu Grandcolas & Truls Eivind Norby (2019). Ta3N5/Co(OH)x composites as photocatalysts for photoelectrochemical water splitting. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences.  ISSN 1474-905X.  18, s 837- 844
  • Kaiqi Xu; Athanasios Eleftherios Chatzitakis; Einar Vøllestad; Qiushi Ruan; Junwang Tang & Truls Eivind Norby (2019). Hydrogen from wet air and sunlight in a tandem photoelectrochemical cell. International journal of hydrogen energy.  ISSN 0360-3199.  44, s 587- 593
  • Mathieu Grandcolas; Brian Wabende; Juan Yang; Sen Mei; Kaiqi Xu; Truls Eivind Norby & Athanasios Eleftherios Chatzitakis (2019). Preparation of TiO2 rutile nanorods decorated with cobalt oxide nanoparticles for solar photoelectrochemical activity. Materials letters (General ed.).  ISSN 0167-577X.  247, s 1- 3
  • Xinwei Sun; Kaiqi Xu; Christian Fleischer; Xin Liu; Mathieu Grandcolas; Ragnar Strandbakke; Tor Svendsen Bjørheim; Truls Eivind Norby & Athanasios Eleftherios Chatzitakis (2018). Earth-Abundant Electrocatalysts in Proton Exchange Membrane Electrolyzers. Catalysts.  ISSN 2073-4344.  8

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  • Sen Mei; yang mingyi; juan yang; Backe P.H.; Brian Wabende; Mathieu Grandcolas; Christian Simon. & Magnår Bjørås (2019). Formate dehydrogenase immobilised on PEC cathode for CO2 Utilization.
  • Kaiqi Xu; Athanasios Eleftherios Chatzitakis; Truls Eivind Norby & Tor Svendsen Bjørheim (2019). Ta3N5 nanotubes loaded with Co(OH)x/Co-Pi-high photocurrent densities and improved photocorrosion resistance.
  • Truls Eivind Norby (2018). Dekarbonisering - henger Norge med?.
  • Mathieu Grandcolas; Brian Wabende; Juan Yang; Sen Mei; Kaiqi Xu; Athanasios Eleftherios Chatzitakis & Truls Eivind Norby (2018). TiO2 Nanorods Decorated With Cobalt oxide as Photoanodes for a Bio-Hybrid PEC Cell.
  • Kaiqi Xu; Athanasios Eleftherios Chatzitakis; Einar Vøllestad; Qiushi Ruan; Junwang Tang & Truls Eivind Norby (2018). Solid-state photoelectrochemical cell for wet air electrolysis and hydrogen production.
  • Xinwei Sun; Kaiqi Xu; Athanasios Eleftherios Chatzitakis & Truls Eivind Norby (2018). Can hydroxyl radicals travel far? Gas phase transport and detection after photocatalytic generation at TiO2 nanorods.
  • Kaiqi Xu; Athanasios Eleftherios Chatzitakis; Tor Svendsen Bjørheim & Truls Eivind Norby (2017). Fuels from the sun, sea and air-by solid-state photoelectrochemical cell.
  • Kaiqi Xu; Athanasios Eleftherios Chatzitakis; Tor Svendsen Bjørheim & Truls Eivind Norby (2017). Tantalum oxynitride for photoelectrochemical water splitting.
  • Juan Yang; Sen Mei; Mathieu Grandcolas; Christian Simon; Kaiqi Xu; Athanasios Eleftherios Chatzitakis; Truls Eivind Norby; Mingyi Yang; Paul Hoff Backe & Magnar Bjørås (2017). Synthesis of Nanosized Cobalt Oxides and Application in a Bio-hybrid Photoelectrochemical Cell for CO2 Utilization.
  • Kaiqi Xu; Athanasios Eleftherios Chatzitakis; Truls Eivind Norby; Sen Mei; Yang Juan; Mathieu Grandcolas & Christian Simen (2017). Solid-state photoelectrochemical Cell with Tantalum Nitride Nanotubes as Photoanode.
  • Truls Eivind Norby (2017). Novel approaches for conversion of H2O, CO2, and N2 with renewables.

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Published Aug. 12, 2016 6:34 PM - Last modified Nov. 11, 2019 9:48 AM

Contact

Project leader:

Professor Truls Norby

+47 22840654

Administrative Officer:

Xuemei Cui

+47 22 84 06 64

FASE
Forskningsparken
Gaustadalleen 21
NO-0349 Oslo
Norway
Phone: +47 22840664