Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Alatalo, Sara-Maaria
Organisation University of Eastern Finland
Project title Photoactive graphitic nano carbons from sustainable precursors for renewable energy production
Decision No. 321916
Decision date 07.05.2019
Funding period 01.09.2019 - 31.08.2022
Funding 219 135
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Project description
Development of sustainable materials is among the greatest challenges facing humanity today. Efficient renewable energy technologies are needed in order to break our dependence on petroleum and critical metal based supplies. Low-cost nano carbons from renewable resources using easy-to-scale approaches represent an attractive alternative to expensive noble metal-based materials in green energy production. This proposal aims to develop sustainable synthesis routes for precisely engineered photoactive graphitic nano carbons (GNCs) for solar-light induced water splitting to produce H2.