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The Bio-Inspired axis builds on the achievements from the initial period to foster bioinspiration as a unique tool for innovation in the search for solutions for the energy transition.
Thus, we pursue our efforts to activate small molecules as raw materials and to use sunlight as energy source for more sustainable (solar-driven) chemistry. Specifically, we focus on complex transformations beyond two-electron transfers such as the production of alcohol, hydrocarbons and ammonia from CO2 and N2.