Welcome to PHOCS project website


PHOCS (‘Photogenerated Hydrogen by Organic Catalytic Systems’) is a three years project funded through the Future and Emerging Technologies scheme (Energy theme) of the European Commission. PHOCS intends to combine the visible-light absorption properties of organics, together with the enhanced charge transport capabilities of inorganic semiconductors, in order to build a hybrid photoelectrode for hydrogen generation. Final goal of the research is the realization of a new-concept, photoelectrochemical system for hydrogen production, based on the hybrid organic/inorganic and organic/liquid interfaces.

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The PHOCS project acknowledges the financial support of the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme within the Seventh Framework Programme for Research of the European Commission, under grant agreement number 30922.
FP7-Energy-2012 / Collaborative Project; Grant N. 309223.
Consortium: Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy), ENI SPA – Istituto Eni-Donegani (Italy), Universitas Jaume I de Castellon (Spain), Instituto Superior Tecnico (Portugal), Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland), IMDEANanociencia (Spain), Technische Universität München (Germany).
Starting date 1st December 2012. Duration: 36 months.  EU Contribution €2.849.000