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EPSRC 'Adventures in Energy' grant success for Clean Carbon

Published: 6 November 2015
Developing technology to convert emissions to fuel via solar power

With increasing concerns over current carbon dioxide levels and their association with climate change, research needs to establish a way to prevent further carbon dioxide from reaching the atmosphere.

Winning team

The Clean Carbon researchers from the University of Southampton; Dr Pier Sazio, Dr Robert Raja, Dr Lindsay-Marie Armstrong, Dr Jacob Mackenzie and Dr Marco Petrovich have been awarded £486,940 by EPSRC for their project: 'Photonic fibre technologies for solar fuel catalysis'.

Principal Investigator, Pier Sazio said: 'The key to unlocking the vast potential of renewable energy, in which thousands of terawatts (TW) of solar power are available, is the development of robust, highly scalable, cost effective and efficient methods of storage. Ideally this energy vector should be in the form of “drop-in” hydrocarbon fuels that integrate seamlessly into the existing global multi trillion dollar petrochemical infrastructure. Our newly funded EPSRC project brings together Clean Carbon USRG researchers from three faculties: Physical Sciences and Engineering, specifically, the Optoelectronics Research Centre, Natural and Environmental Science (Chemistry) and Engineering and the Environment to develop a state of the art technology for the conversion of carbon dioxide into synthetic, renewable fuels.'



Notes for editors

EPSRC Adventures in Energy grant (EP/N013883/1)

Clean Carbon is one of Southampton's interdisciplinary University Strategic research Groups (USRGs)

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