SUNRISE is one of six candidates for a future European large-scale research initiative. It proposes a sustainable alternative to the fossil-based, energy-intensive production of fuels and base chemicals. The needed energy will be provided by sunlight, the raw materials will be molecules abundantly available in the atmosphere, such as carbon dioxide, water and nitrogen.
The SUNRISE core group is formed by University of Leiden (NL, Prof. Huub de Groot, coordinator), UC Louvain (BE), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NW), University of Turku (FI), Imperial College London (UK), University of Uppsala (SE), University of Warsaw (PL), the J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry (CZ) Jülich Forschungcentrum (DE), Fraunhofer (DE), CNR (IT), CEA (FR), EMPA (CH), EERA (EU), the IMDEA Energy Institute (Dr. Víctor de la Peña, contact node for Spain), ICIQ (ES), EMIRI (EU), Johnson Matthey (UK), Siemens (DE) and Engie (FR). Around this core group, it counts on the support of more than 100 institutions including Universities, research centres, companies, industry associations and public bodies.
The Sunrise Stakeholder Workshop, which took place in Brussels last June 17-18, served to present the current state of Sunrise’s work, favour supporters contribution to the “Priority Research Directions & Vision”, which feeds the comprehensive Science & Technology Roadmap, and engage discussions on the governance and innovation plans of the future initiative.
Dr. Fernando Fresno from the Photoactivated Processes Unit attended the workshop in representation of the IMDEA Energy Institute.
More info: https://sunriseaction.com/
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 816336.