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    PARADiSE
    the PlasmA RoAD to Solar fuEls


Project PARADiSE - 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.

Basic info
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

Research lines
Pure CO2 plasmas in high excitation regimes
Gas mixtures in a low-excitation regime
Plasma-surface interactions



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