InWOC was awarded the BIST Ignite Grant in April, 2017. The news release can be found here.
InWOC aims to answer fundamental questions about water splitting and solar fuels. Water oxidation is considered the bottleneck in the development of an efficient and cost-effective water splitting technology for the production of renewable fuels. One of the challenges resides in substituting heterogeneous noble metal catalysts by earth-abundant counterparts, maintaining the efficiency and performance required for technological applications. inWOC aims tackle this important problem.
Multidisciplinarity within inWOC
Multidisciplinarity is at the origin of this project since the proposed tasks cannot be done individually by any of the participating groups. The project requires expertise in chemistry, physics, and engineering. The topic of water oxidation catalysis requires chemical and engineering expertise and the surface analyses require chemical and physical expertise. The ICIQ team and ICN2 team will work together to perform analyses and interpret results. Only through strong and close collaboration between the two teams, all experiments can be put into context to increase the understanding of the catalytic process, and to propose optimization strategies.
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