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Project "European Excellence" 2014 (Hybrid-Leaf) for Dr. Victor de la Peña

On October 2 the Ministry of Economy and Finance published the final resolution of the 2014 call for granting aid corresponding to the dynamic actions "European Excellence Project" of the State Program for the Promotion of Scientific Research and Technical Excellence, State Sub-program for Knowledge Generation, under the framework of the State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation 2013-2016.

The projects for which the aid is intended shall have been submitted to the european call "Consolidator Grants 2013” of the ERC and must have been selected for the second stage of evaluation, have earned a “A” score and not have been funded.

Dr. Victor A. de la Peña O'Shea (Senior Assistant Researcher of Thermochemical Processes Unit) has been the beneficiary of one of the 7 aids, with the project "Multifunctional hybrid photocatalysts for artificial photosynthesis" (Hybrid-Leaf) .

This project's main objective is to develop a new generation of hybrid catalysts and photoreactors that allow the efficient conversion of solar energy for use in photoreduction of CO2 using water as electron donor.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014