SUNRISE aims to address the scientific, technological and societal challenges to accomplish the recycling of CO2 into a variety of products, the combination of nitrogen with hydrogen to produce ammonia for fertilizers and, more generally, the direct solar-powered production of fuels and platform chemicals.
The released roadmap defines the main technological approaches and the technological milestones to be achieved and it focuses on four research areas:
- sustainable hydrogen production
- sustainable ammonia production
- sustainable carbon-based chemicals and (jet) fuels
- sustainable carbon capture and Sunrise key enablers
The roadmap integrates the knowledge of a broad group of scientists across Europe and is open to feedback from the research community until 13 December.