- the PlasmA RoAD to Solar fuEls - comprises a thorough theoretical, modelling and experimental investigation of plasma decomposition of CO2, a key step in the process of storing renewable energy in synthetic fuels. It aims at unveiling the mechanisms underlying plasma CO2 dissociation, identify the optimal conditions for a plasma reactor to operate, and produce
a proof-of-concept prototype.
Funded by the Portuguese FCT
12 January 2022 - 11 January 2025
Hosted by Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear (IPFN) at Instituto Superior Técnico, Univ. de Lisboa, Portugal
PI: Vasco Guerra
Pure CO2 plasmas in high excitation regimes
Gas mixtures in a low-excitation regime