Combustion carbon dioxide from municipal waste incinerators will be converted into micro-algal biomass. Controlled enhancement of algal starch and lipid synthesis enables exploitation of the biomass as a raw material for biofuel production.
To develop photovoltaic solar modules and production processes for: *large area/low cost innovative nano-structured si pin devices increasing efficiencies from 7 to above 10%; *hybrid junctions to take efficiencies further and gain other product characteristics like transparency; *flexible pv.
The intended project proposes to create a multi utility solution for energy monitoring - electricity, water and gas - in school buildings. This information will be crossed with weather information and will be available to the students through developed pedagogical software.
To develop a new generation of solar panels, exploring the use of thermal rectification materials in order to control heat flow in one direction and also the incorporation of phase change materials to accumulate heat at the radiation peak hours and use it when it is required.