The SPEEDHY project aims to demonstrate the use of diamond in the development of photo-electrochemical devices for converting solar energy into either hydrogen or green ammonia
The characteristics of black diamond, a concept developed in the @DiaTHEMA laboratory, make this material suitable for efficiently absorbing concentrated solar radiation and generating solvated electrons capable of activating chemical reactions over a wide range of electrochemical potentials. These properties, along with the ability to engineer other structures via ultra-short pulse laser, are leveraged to create an all-diamond converter capable of operating with ionic liquids and under thermodynamic conditions prohibited for conventional devices.
The project activities are coordinated by CNR-ISM (coordinator: Alessandro Bellucci) in collaboration with the University of Federico II (coordinator: Prof. Rosa Turco). By the project's expected completion in October 2025, the goal is to prototype and validate the device in laboratory operational conditions (TRL 3).This technology presents a high conversion efficiency, high scalability and modularity, and low costs on mass-market manufacturing, targeting towards a cost-effective production in an environmentally friendly framework.
Starting-ending year: 2023 - 2025
Call: PRIN 2022
Budget ISM k€: 128 k€
Role ISM: Coordinator
Referent ISM: Alessandro Bellucci
Relevant roles of personal ISM: Alessandro Bellucci - Coordinator
ISM personnel involved: Alessandro Bellucci, Veronica Valentini
Laboratory: DIaTHEMA Lab
Other Participants: University of Naples "Federico II"
Sito internet ufficiale del progetto: www.speedhy.it