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ENERGY-X: Transformative chemistry for a sustainable energy future

Project description

Technological solutions to sustainably produce energy and chemicals

With electricity from solar cells and wind turbines becoming more economically competitive, a major challenge is to find ways to store and transmit energy from such sources. Battery technology is a promising solution but has limitations. Chemical processes that convert water, CO2 and nitrogen into fuels and base chemicals are key to all sustainable energy and production systems. The EU-funded ENERGY-X project will develop technologies to sustainably produce synthetic fuels for energy storage and as feedstock for the chemical and materials industry. It will efficiently convert solar and wind energy into chemical form. Ultimately, the project should lead to the economically viable production of carbon-neutral fuels, chemicals and materials.

Objective

The rationale of Energy-X is to develop the science as well as technology enabling a sustainable production of synthetic fuels for energy storage and as feedstock for the chemical and materials industry.
Energy-X brings together interdisciplinary academic research (chemistry, physics, engineering and economic science) with cross-industrial technological expertise (chemical, engineering, utilities, mobility, agriculture) to provide a platform for future chemical energy conversion technology in Europe.
Energy-X will contribute disruptive new science and technology enabling efficient conversion of solar and wind energy into chemical form and will combine this ambition with scale-up to industrially relevant conditions by integrating with European industry. Energy-X will also transfer the knowledge into two demonstration projects: manufacturing of carbon-neutral aviation fuels and decentralized production of fertilizers with no CO2 footprint.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETFLAG-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-FETFLAG-2018-01

Coordinator

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 152 500,00
Address
ANKER ENGELUNDS VEJ 101
2800 Kongens Lyngby
Denmark

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Total cost
€ 152 500,00

Participants (12)