Strategies towards high yield syngas production from solar CO2 recycling

Félix Urbain

IREC, Catalonia Institute for Energy Research

Dr.-Ing. Félix Urbain studied Materials Science at RWTH Aachen University. He pursued his PhD at the Institute of Photovoltaics in the Jülich Research Centre. His attention was focused on hydrogen production via H2O splitting. In 2016, he was awarded with the degree Dr.-Ing. summa cum laude, sustaining the world record in solar-to-hydrogen conversion efficiency of 9.5% for thin film silicon based systems. Currently, he works as a Post-Doc at IREC in Spain, and his activity is dedicated to photoelectrochemical CO2 recycling. He is author of 22 papers on ISI international journals, 24 conference contributions (4 invited talks), and one patent.


The photo-electrochemical recycling of CO2 emerged as alluring way to store intermittent renewable energy whilst converting it back into chemical fuels. In this contribution, we report on a novel prototype reactor device for... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Félix Urbain (IREC, Catalonia Institute for Energy Research)
  2. Nina M. Carretero (IREC, Catalonia Institute for Energy Research)
  3. Teresa Andreu (Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC))
  4. Joan Ramón Morante (Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC))

Topic Areas

Advanced materials for energy storage , Hydrogen energy and fuel cell technology applications , Energy recycling systems


OS3b-A » Hydrogen energy and fuel cell technology applications (16:40 - Friday, 27th April, Auditorium)

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