The EU project Soap film artificial photosynthesis (SoFiA)

The Soap film artificial photosynthesis (SoFiA) research project led by Uppsala University has been awarded a EUR 3.2 million FETOPEN grant by the European Commission. The aim is to create renewable solar fuel using soap foam, carbon dioxide and sunlight.

The SoFiA concept mimics the thylakoid membrane in leaves and uses molecular catalysts made from earth abundant materials, to form self-assembled photo catalytic surfaces with designed soap foams.

SoFiA is coordinated by Prof. Leif Hammarström at Uppsala University. The interdisciplinary project features 8 partner institutions from 6 different countries and will run 2019-2022.

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