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  • Project Description

    DEPECOR: Direct efficient photoelectrocatalytic CO2 reduction. The project “DEPECOR” is aiming for the reduction of the CO2 concentration released into the atmosphere by using renewable energy sources for the production of solar fuels. For this purpose, the project partners intend to develop an “artificial leaf” in form of a multi-absorber demonstrator, which has the potential to efficiently reduce CO2 through non-assisted, direct, sunlight-induced photoelectrocatalysis in an integrated system and to convert it into hydrocarbons as storable energy sources.

    Poroject Lead: Technische Universität Ilmenau

  • Geographical Information

    Region: Europe

    Country: Germany

  • Project Boundaries

    Timeline Start - End: 2020-01-02 - 2023-03-31

    Project Status: Ongoing

    Project Budget: 0.0 €

    Funding source: BMBF

  • Technological Information


    - Technology Infractructure (CCU)

    - CCU

    CO2 Source: Varied, not specified (point sources and atmosphere)

    CCU Tecnology Category: Utilization

    Info On Utilization:

    - Photochemical conversion

    - Catalytic conversion

  • Technological Details

    CO2 capture/Utilization:

    Production Volume:

  • Product Information

    Product Categories:

    - Technology infrastructure (Utilization)

    - Fuels

    Specific Product(s): Hydrocarbons

  • Partners

    - AZUR SPACE Solar Power GmbH

    - Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme

    - Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin

    - Technische Universität München

    - Technische Universität Ilmenau