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Sustainability / Energy / Industry

Graphene for greener energy


We are celebrating Energy Efficiency Day by reviewing our contributions to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7: to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

By Letizia Diamante / 07 October 2020
There is huge demand to find greener renewable alternatives to our traditional, finite energy sources. Now, graphene is unlocking new possibilities within the energy sector, creating a more efficient and sustainable future. Here, Francesco Bonaccorso, deputy head of innovation of the Graphene Flagship, explains how its researchers have created a series of initiatives in order to take graphene from the laboratory to the commercial market.
Energy / Sustainability / research

Going green with graphene


Graphene is unlocking new possibilities within the energy sector, creating a more efficient and sustainable future.

By Graphene Flagship / 03 June 2020
Core 2 Spearheads cross the finish line
Energy / wearables / Telecom

Core 2 Spearheads cross the finish line


We review the successes of six industry-based projects from the previous phase of the Graphene Flagship.

By Graphene Flagship / 04 May 2020
Energy / Sustainability / Research

Graphene, perovskites, and silicon – an ideal tandem for efficient solar cells


Graphene Flagship researchers successfully combined graphene with tandem perovskite-silicon solar cells to achieve efficiencies of up to 26.3%. Moreover, they envisioned a new manufacturing method that, thanks to the versatility of graphene, allows to reduce production costs and could lead to the production of large-area solar panels.

By Fernando Gomollón-Bel / 03 March 2020
Join the Graphene Flagship Core 3 Spearhead Project GRAPES
Innovation / Collaboration / Energy

Join the Graphene Flagship Core 3 Spearhead Project GRAPES


​The Graphene Flagship is looking for a new partner that brings in specific industrial and technology transfer competences or capabilities that complement the present consortium of the Spearhead Project GRAPES.

By Graphene Flagship / 10 January 2020
Research / Energy / Sustainability

Graphene Interface Engineering for Large Area, High Efficiency Solar Cells


Perovskite-based solar cells have record high efficiencies converting solar energy to electrical power, but suffer efficiency reductions at large areas. Researchers in the Graphene Flagship have overcome these limitations with graphene, making large area solar cells with superior performances.

By Sophia Lloyd / 15 February 2017
Our project / Research / Energy

Interface Engineering for Stable Perovskite Solar Cells


The lifetime of perovskite solar cells is significantly enhanced by using few-layer Molybdenum disulfide flakes as an active buffer interface layer. Researchers from the Graphene Flagship show that interface engineering with layered materials is important for boosting solar cell performance.

By Sophia Lloyd / 24 August 2016