ENLIGHTEN ME: Enabling with light, enzymes and metals - a global approach for the activation of carbon dioxide and methane

Carbon dioxide and methane are the two main greenhouse gases, and they are being released at dramatically increasing rates.

This means there is an obvious and significant need to reduce emissions of these gases; transforming them into easily usable chemicals is one of the most attractive options for this. However, for this to be useful, the processes implemented must be sustainable and efficient in terms of both costs and energy consumption.

This is the context in which ARC project ENLIGHTEN ME was started, with a view to developing innovative and efficient processes for the transformation and use of carbon dioxide and methane based on a comprehensive approach, using metal and enzyme catalysts that are simply activated by light.

Coordination : Gwilherm Evano, Service de Chimie et Physico-Chimie Organiques, Faculté des Sciences
Partners : Cécile Moucheron - Service de Chimie et Physico-Chimie Organiques ; David Cannella - PhotoBioCatalysis Unit, Faculté des Sciences

Created on September 3, 2020