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Knowledge Magazine Scobel - No Life Without Light

Physicists are researching ways to replicate the sun on Earth and thus meet the ever-increasing demand for energy. Light also has great symbolic power in the religions of this world and is an important part of our language.
Gert Scobel illuminates these and many other aspects of light with his guests, Prof. Thomas Hannappel, Prof. Jutta Papenbrock and Prof. Manuela Stadlober-Temmer.

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Research project achieves record efficiency in converting carbon dioxide into fuels

In an international research project with the participation of Ilmenau University of Technology, scientists have succeeded in developing a sunlight-powered device that converts carbon dioxide directly into usable fuels with an efficiency of more than five percent.

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P.M. Wissensmagazin/Christoph Gorke

Is this the energy of the future?
With the power of nature


Like magic, plants produce energy from sunlight and CO2. Researchers, including Prof. Thomas Hannappel, are trying to use the principle of photosynthesis for the energy transition - and even surpass nature in the process.

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TMWWDG/Michael Reichel

Scientist honored with Thuringia Research Award 2022

Professor Hannappel from Technische Universität Ilmenau and his team of researchers have won the Thuringian Research Award 2022 in the "Basic Research" category. With its research work, the team of scientists achieved significant progress in the development of semiconductor structures for the efficient use of solar energy to generate green hydrogen - possibly the renewable energy carrier of the future.

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Christoph Gorke

5 Questions about the DEPECOR project

Prof. Hannappel explains the intended production of solar fuels by means of both water splitting and CO2 reduction

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Green hydrogen:

Prof. Thomas Hannappel decodes interfaces for a sustainable energy supply of the future

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