SUNRISE

Solar energy for a
circular economy

Artificial photosynthesis for a clean energy future

Our objective is to provide a sustainable alternative to the production of fossil-based, energy-intensive fuels and basic chemicals. The required energy will be provided by sunlight, the raw materials will be abundantly available molecules, such as water, carbon dioxide and nitrogen.

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Scaling algae for biofuel production

Scaling algae for biofuel production

Picture caption:  Frédéric Perie, Risk Management and R&D officer of Sustainable Development & Environment at TOTAL, during his talk.​Algae-based advanced biofuels represent an emerging field with a great potential, but where innovation is still necessary to...

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ENERGY-X launches its research roadmap to a climate neutral EU

ENERGY-X launches its research roadmap to a climate neutral EU

How do we move towards a sustainable production of fuels and chemicals in Europe? In which ways will Horizon Europe, the next EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2021-2027), support Europe´s high ambitions for sustainability? These and other questions...

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Towards a circular economy: Interview with Nicola Armaroli

Towards a circular economy: Interview with Nicola Armaroli

"When we use something we normally throw it away. This is the linear economy, and this means that the product has an end of life. This is not good. Our economy cannot go this way forever." This is Nicola Armaroli's reply when asked about his definition for 'circular...

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SUNRISE Infographics: Breaking down the circular economy

SUNRISE Infographics: Breaking down the circular economy

What does 'circular economy' stand for? Why is it important? How can we incorporate it in our daily lives? Awareness of the importance of the circular economy and its role towards building a sustainable society has grown in parallel with research on the subject. Over...

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