SUNRISE has released a technological roadmap for a large-scale research initiative to provide solutions for the transition to a circular economy powered by sunlight, through the sustainable production of fuels and chemicals.

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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.

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