Solar-Driven CO2 Recycling Technology! Dramatic Breakthrough in Artificial Photosynthesis
Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc. has successfully developed a practical-sized (36 cm × 36 cm) artificial photosynthetic cell that uses solar energy to produce useful chemicals from CO2 and water.
This cell achieves a solar-to-formate conversion efficiency of 7.2%, the highest level for a cell of this size.
The details of this cell were published in Joule, an international energy-related academic journal.
Title：A Large-sized Cell for Solar-driven CO2 Conversion with a Solar-to-formate Conversion Efficiency of 7.2%
Author：Naohiko Kato, Shintaro Mizuno, Masahito Shiozawa, Natsumi Nojiri, Yasuaki Kawai, Kazuhiro Fukumoto, Takeshi Morikawa and Yasuhiko Takeda
Published：17 March 2021