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

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

  • Xu, Kaiqi; Chatzitakis, Athanasios Eleftherios; Risbakk, Sanne; Yang, Mingyi; Backe, Paul Hoff & Grandcolas, Mathieu [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2020). High performance and toxicity assessment of Ta3N5 nanotubes for photoelectrochemical water splitting. Catalysis Today. ISSN 0920-5861. doi: 10.1016/j.cattod.2019.12.031. Full text in Research Archive
  • Xu, Kaiqi; Chatzitakis, Athanasios Eleftherios; Jensen, Ingvild Julie Thue; Grandcolas, Mathieu & Norby, Truls Eivind (2019). Ta3N5/Co(OH)x composites as photocatalysts for photoelectrochemical water splitting. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences. ISSN 1474-905X. 18(4), p. 837–844. doi: 10.1039/c8pp00312b. Full text in Research Archive
  • Xu, Kaiqi; Chatzitakis, Athanasios Eleftherios; Vøllestad, Einar; Ruan, Qiushi; Tang, Junwang & Norby, Truls Eivind (2019). Hydrogen from wet air and sunlight in a tandem photoelectrochemical cell. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. ISSN 0360-3199. 44(2), p. 587–593. doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2018.11.030. Full text in Research Archive
  • Grandcolas, Mathieu; Wabende, Brian; Yang, Juan; Mei, Sen; Xu, Kaiqi & Norby, Truls Eivind [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2019). Preparation of TiO2 rutile nanorods decorated with cobalt oxide nanoparticles for solar photoelectrochemical activity. Materials Letters. ISSN 0167-577X. 247, p. 1–3. doi: 10.1016/j.matlet.2019.03.087. Full text in Research Archive
  • Sun, Xinwei; Xu, Kaiqi; Fleischer, Christian; Liu, Xin; Grandcolas, Mathieu & Strandbakke, Ragnar [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2018). Earth-abundant electrocatalysts in proton exchange membrane electrolyzers. Catalysts. ISSN 2073-4344. 8:657(12), p. 1–41. doi: 10.3390/catal8120657. Full text in Research Archive

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  • Xu, Kaiqi; Chatzitakis, Athanasios Eleftherios; Norby, Truls Eivind & Bjørheim, Tor Svendsen (2019). Ta3N5 nanotubes loaded with Co(OH)x/Co-Pi-high photocurrent densities and improved photocorrosion resistance .
  • Mei, Sen; mingyi, yang; yang, juan; P.H., Backe; Wabende, Brian & Grandcolas, Mathieu [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2019). Formate dehydrogenase immobilised on PEC cathode for CO2 Utilization .
  • Grandcolas, Mathieu; Wabende, Brian; Yang, Juan; Mei, Sen; Xu, Kaiqi & Chatzitakis, Athanasios Eleftherios [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2018). TiO2 Nanorods Decorated With Cobalt oxide as Photoanodes for a Bio-Hybrid PEC Cell.
  • Sun, Xinwei; Xu, Kaiqi; Chatzitakis, Athanasios Eleftherios & Norby, Truls Eivind (2018). Can hydroxyl radicals travel far? Gas phase transport and detection after photocatalytic generation at TiO2 nanorods.
  • Norby, Truls Eivind (2018). Dekarbonisering - henger Norge med?
  • Xu, Kaiqi; Chatzitakis, Athanasios Eleftherios; Vøllestad, Einar; Ruan, Qiushi; Tang, Junwang & Norby, Truls Eivind (2018). Solid-state photoelectrochemical cell for wet air electrolysis and hydrogen production.
  • Xu, Kaiqi; Chatzitakis, Athanasios Eleftherios; Norby, Truls Eivind; Mei, Sen; Juan, Yang & Grandcolas, Mathieu [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2017). Solid-state photoelectrochemical Cell with Tantalum Nitride Nanotubes as Photoanode.
  • Xu, Kaiqi; Chatzitakis, Athanasios Eleftherios; Bjørheim, Tor Svendsen & Norby, Truls Eivind (2017). Fuels from the sun, sea and air-by solid-state photoelectrochemical cell.
  • Xu, Kaiqi; Chatzitakis, Athanasios Eleftherios; Bjørheim, Tor Svendsen & Norby, Truls Eivind (2017). Tantalum oxynitride for photoelectrochemical water splitting.
  • Norby, Truls Eivind (2017). Novel approaches for conversion of H2O, CO2, and N2 with renewables.
  • Yang, Juan; Mei, Sen; Grandcolas, Mathieu; Simon, Christian; Xu, Kaiqi & Chatzitakis, Athanasios Eleftherios [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2017). Synthesis of Nanosized Cobalt Oxides and Application in a Bio-hybrid Photoelectrochemical Cell for CO2 Utilization.

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Published Aug. 12, 2016 6:34 PM - Last modified Aug. 2, 2021 1:56 PM

Contact

Project leader:

Professor Truls Norby

+47 22840654

Administrative Officer:

Xuemei Cui

+47 22 84 06 64

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