Renewable energy experts from academia, industry and policy discussed the current state of this initiative and its priority research directions. SUNRISE aims at using sunlight to provide a sustainable alternative to the production of fossil-based, energy-intensive fuels and basic chemicals.

Photo shows a full meeting room and a panel of speakers

Over 170 SUNRISE’s stakeholders gathered on 17-18 June in Brussels to discuss how solar conversion by artificial photosynthesis for fuel and chemicals could contribute to climate neutrality and negative emissions by developing an ambitious yet realistic roadmap, and aligning action in research, innovation and industry policy – while ensuring the involvement of all the stakeholders.

After that meeting, on June 20, SUNRISE participated in the EU Sustainable Energy Week both with a stand and a session. The initiative’s coordinator Huub de Groot took part in the panel session ‘Energy storage to boost EU decarbonisation and competitiveness,’ together with representatives of the European research initiatives Battery2030+ and Energy-X.

SUNRISE is one of the six preparatory actions addressing major technological and societal challenges in the areas of ICT, health and energy selected by the European Commission in 2018.

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