SUNERGY is a merged project, combining the "Energy-X" and "Sunrise" projects. SUNRISE aims to develop ways of mimicking natural photosynthesis to produce sustainable fuels and commodity chemicals for renewable energy storage and a clean chemical industry. Among this, nitrogen fixation and the conversion of atmospheric CO2 into products is also included. ENERGY-X aims to find ways for efficiently converting solar and wind energy into chemical forms. It aims to develop new catalysts as well as novel approaches for converting water, CO2, and N2 into fuels and base chemicals, in particular carbon-neutral aviation fuels and fertilisers. In other words, SUNERGY vision is to enable a circular economy by making fuels, base chemicals for industry and agriculture, and developing negative CO2 emission technologies using resources that are abundant in Europe (renewable energies, CO2 , H2O and N2).
Poroject Lead: Utrecht University
Timeline Start - End: 2020-01-01 -
Project Status: Ongoing
Project Budget: €
- Research (CCU)
- Coordination & support activities (CSA)
CO2 Source: N.A.
CCU Tecnology Category: Utilization
Info On Utilization:
- Photochemical conversion
- Biological conversion
Specific Product(s): Liquid fuels, chemicals for indsutry and agriculture and technologies with a carbon negative footprint
- Anastasios Perimenis