What will happen if we don’t achieve negative-emission by the 2nd half of the 21st century? Can we target climate change through solar energy sources?

These are some of the questions that we asked our partner Katrin Mueller during the SUNRISE consortium meeting held in May in Bologna (Italy). As sustainability engineer at Siemens, Katrin is an expert in defining research and technology roadmaps in the field of new energy systems.

“Today, the conversion of solar power into electricity is quite competitive. So, what it needs to be done is to use this electricity in an efficient way and convert that into intermediate products, chemicals, fuels.”

Watch this insightful interview and grasp more about how the solar energy can contribute to a carbon-neutral society. This is the fourth and last of a series of video interviews with SUNRISE experts.

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
  • Huub de Groot, professor at Leiden University and SUNRISE coordinator, on the Artificial Photosynthesis