Artificial photosynthesis combines sunlight, water and carbon from the air to capture and store solar energy in an efficient and transportable medium. On 5 December 2022, the Commission revealed the winner of the EIC Horizon Prize ‘Fuel from the Sun: Artificial Photosynthesis’. The prize promotes new direct solar conversion technologies that deliver sustainable fuels as an alternative to fossil energy.
The winner of the €5 million prize is the University of Tokyo in cooperation with INPEX Corporation (Japan). Discover the 72 hour test in the European Commission Joint Research Centre in Ispra, where the winner and finalists demonstrated their device.
More information: https://research-and-innovation.ec.europa.eu/news/all-research-and-innovation-news/eic-horizon-prize-artificial-photosynthesis-prototype-artificial-photosynthetic-fuel-production-2022-12-05_en