Fungal Innovations for Synergy of Zero Hunger and Affordable Energy for Sustainable Development (FUSE)
  Fungal dye resources can contribute to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by providing a sustainable solution for clean energy production and addressing food security challenges. To combine the zero hunger and affordable energy goals, FUSE proposed using mushroom-derived natural dyes in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) along with Concentrator Photovoltaics (CPV) technology to increase its electrical performance. Natural dyes are environmentally friendly and offer medicinal benefits. Fungi are a natural source of dye that can be substituted for plants. Medicinal mushrooms offer a wide range of safe organic dyes that may be produced inexpensively and in large quantities. Mushroom dyes may provide a less expensive choice for photovoltaic (PV) technology due to their non-toxic and environmentally friendly qualities. This project is expected to have significant impacts on the renewable energy sector and provide new opportunities for commercialization of sustainable technologies.

  • Start Date:

    1 September 2023

  • End Date:

    31 August 2024

  • Activity Type:

    Externally Funded Research

  • Funder:

    Royal Society of Edinburgh

  • Value:


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