Fuel from the Sun: Artificial Photosynthesis Prize

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  • LOCATION ONLINE
  • PRIZE POOL €5,000,000
  • DATE Dec 01, 2017 - Jan 01, 2021 23:59 CET

Fuel from the Sun: Artificial Photosynthesis Prize

About the challenge

Join the Fuel from the Sun: Artificial Photosynthesis Prize, build a prototype and contribute to the development of one of the most promising new technologies - artificial photosynthesis. Apply for the competition until January 1, 2021 and have a chance to win €5,000,000!


Your goal in this challenge is to build a device that will integrate the whole photosynthesis process from light capture to fuel production and be able to power a small engine. However, you need to remember that your solution cannot produce the fuel in the form of hydrogen or use conventional photovoltaic cells for the light harvesting process or to collect light and electrolysers.


The winning project will be the one with the highest score in each of the following judging criteria:


  • degree of system integration from light capture to fuel production,
  • production of fuel that will be used in an engine,
  • device/system efficiency,
  • market potential (the wider, the better),
  • selling potential of the device.


Would you like to establish breakthrough energy technology? Visit the Fuel From The Sun: Artificial Photosynthesis Prize official website and get familiar with challenge rules and eligibility.


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