Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP170104264 [ 2017 - 2023 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Prof Shaobin Wang; Dr Hongqi Sun

Brief description The project aims to develop an integrated process for simultaneously photo- and thermal-catalytic conversion of carbon dioxide and water vapour to hydrocarbon fuels and chemicals using solar light and waste heat from flue gas. This project will design and make multi-functional catalysts based on zirconium metal organic frameworks, incorporating quantum dots and metal nanoclusters. This project is expected to develop an advanced materials system, reduce carbon dioxide and use it to produce fuel, and harness solar energy. The project should advance Australia’s leading role in reducing carbon emission, and producing clean energy and nanotechnology.

Funding Amount $352,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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