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EPSRC Reference: EP/J015202/1
Title: INSPIRE: Robust Biocatalysis for Energy Solutions(2)
Principal Investigator: Vincent, Professor KA
Other Investigators:
Perkin, Professor S Edwards, Dr RS Grobert, Professor N
Dougan, Professor L
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Department: Oxford Chemistry
Organisation: University of Oxford
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 01 November 2011 Ends: 30 April 2013 Value (£): 50,000
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Biophysics Chemical Biology
Electrochemical Science & Eng. Materials Characterisation
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
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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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Project URL: http://vincent.chem.ox.ac.uk/
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Organisation Website: http://www.ox.ac.uk