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Press Release

Water-splitting Photocatalytic Sheet with Self-regenerative Co-catalyst

-Breakthrough Durability longer than 1100 hours for Oxygen Evolution-
December 21,2016
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Japan Technological Research Association of Artificial Photosynthetic Chemical Process

A new type of water-splitting photocatalytic sheets has been fabricated with modification by self-regenerative co-catalyst by Japan Technological Research Association of Artificial Photosynthetic Chemical Process (ARPChem), the University of Tokyo, and Tokyo University of Science, associated in a collaborative project of NEDO.

By this work the durability of oxygen evolution has been successfully improved for longer than 1100 hours than conventional lifetime around 20 hours. This is a breakthrough towards social implementation of artificial photosynthesis.

The results of this research appeared in online breaking news of British science journal Nature Energy.

For more information, please contact:

NEDO Environment Department
Contact person: Hattori Tel: +81-44-520-5250­

ARPChem
Contact person: Nishimi Tel: +81-35-809-2314­