Project results are expected to contribute to some of the following expected outcomes:
- Advance the European scientific basis, leadership and global role in the area of renewable and solar fuels, while creating evidence for policy making;
- Provide solar fuel breakthrough solutions towards a fossil-free economy and ecosystem by bridging solar energy and fuel needs with the potential of high penetration in the energy system, ensuring stability and security of energy supply;
- Increase European technology competitiveness in solar fuel technologies, thus supporting the EU goals for climate protection, energy independence and economic growth.
- Develop artificial photosynthesis solutions, which will minimize further downstream processing and increase their scalability and integration within the industrial value chain in respect of circularity.
Development of novel artificial photosynthesis technologies, which allow for improved efficiency of light harvesting, conversion to electrochemical potential and energy fixation to carriers with strictly implementing circularity by design and efficient use of carrier and (photo)catalyst materials through novel photoelectrochemical or bio-based (bio-hybrid) or biological pathways for solar fuel production with increased efficiency in comparison to light and dark reactions of natural photosynthesis. Production of hydrogen as a final product is not envisaged.
Synergies are possible with topic HORIZON-CL4-2021-RESILIENCE-01-16 Creation of an innovation community for solar fuels and chemicals (CSA) and respective cooperation activities are encouraged.
Eligible costs will take the form of a lump sum.
Specific Topic Conditions:
Activities are expected to achieve TRL 5 by the end of the project – see General Annex B.
10 January 2023
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