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Reference Number EP/J015202/1
Title INSPIRE: Robust Biocatalysis for Energy Solutions(2)
Status Completed
Energy Categories Hydrogen and Fuel Cells(Hydrogen, Hydrogen production) 75%;
Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(CO2 Capture and Storage, CO2 capture/separation) 25%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 75%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr KA (Kylie ) Vincent
No email address given
Oxford Chemistry
University of Oxford
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 November 2011
End Date 30 April 2013
Duration 18 months
Total Grant Value £50,000
Industrial Sectors No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Region South East
Programme NC : Physical Sciences
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr KA (Kylie ) Vincent , Oxford Chemistry, University of Oxford (99.996%)
  Other Investigator Dr S (Susan ) Perkin , Oxford Chemistry, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr N Grobert , Materials, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr RS Edwards , Physics, University of Warwick (0.001%)
Dr L Dougan , Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds (0.001%)
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Abstract Enzymes are highly selective and efficient catalysts for a range of energy cycling reactions, including H2 production and oxidation and the interconversion of CO2 and CO. However, existing strategies for controlling enzyme catalysis electrochemically have not transferred well to device development, largely due to instability of the proteins themselves and of their attachment to electrode surfaces. We therefore bring together innovative ideas and expertise in each building block of this process, to create a step change in the development of robust biocatalytic systems for energy technologies

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