When asked about the future of the first application of the artificial photosynthesis, Huub de Groot is optimistic: “It will be happening in two years, when we really expect to be in a situation that we can have solar panels that make hydrogen.”

During the SUNRISE consortium meeting held in May in Bologna (Italy), we had the chance to interview our coordinator Huub de Groot. As a professor at Leiden University, Huub is an expert in biophysical organic chemistry.

Watch this insightful interview and grasp more about the artificial photosynthesis and how this innovative research field can contribute to promote a circular economy and mitigate the climate change. This is the third of a series of video interviews with SUNRISE experts. Stay tuned to our website and social media channels – there are still more to come!

Pssst! Interested in grasping more about SUNRISE mission and goals? Don’t miss our previous video interviews with:

  • Nicola Armaroli, research director at the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), on the Circular Economy
  • Hélène Lepaumier, research engineer at ENGIE Laborelec, on Renewable Fuels
  • Katrin Mueller, research engineer at Siemens, on Solar Energy‘s contribution to a carbon-neutral society