When asked about the future of the sustainable energy, Hélène Lepaumier is optimistic: “Moving away from the use of fossil fuels will be a long process, but it is definitely feasible if we have cheap and abundant energy to produce these renewable fuels.”

During the SUNRISE consortium meeting held in May in Bologna (Italy), we had the chance to interview our partner Hélène Lepaumier. As a research engineer at ENGIE Laborelec, Hélène is an expert in carbon capture -emission monitoring, CO2 quality, environmental impact- and carbon use.

Watch this insightful interview and grasp more about the link between neutral climate and renewable fuels. This is the second 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
  • Huub de Groot, professor at Leiden University and SUNRISE coordinator, on the Artificial Photosynthesis
  • Katrin Mueller, research engineer at Siemens, on Solar Energy‘s contribution to a carbon-neutral society