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Solar Energy for Carbon-Free Liquid Fuel

Project description

Bringing liquid solar fuels closer to commercialisation

While the concept of using solar energy to drive chemical reactions that make fuels has been around for decades, the technology still has some way to go before it can be cost-efficient and scalable for industrial applications. The EU-funded Sun-To-X project will firstly use solar energy and ambient humidity to produce hydrogen. Then, using concentrated solar energy, the hydrogen will be reacted to form a non-toxic, energy-dense liquid fuel called Hydrosil for direct use in the transport and energy sectors, with water as the only emission. Its breakthrough innovation has the potential to remove many barriers hindering the deployment of zero emission liquid fuels.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2019-NZE-RES-CC
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Coordinator

TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE NV
Address
Bourgetlaan 60
1140 Brussel
Belgium
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 233 882,50

Participants (8)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 443 048,75
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 376 486,25
Address
Winthontlaan 2
3526 KV Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 657 937,50
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM BERLIN FUR MATERIALIEN UND ENERGIE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 351 537,50
Address
Hahn Meitner Platz 1
14109 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
ENGIE
France
EU contribution
€ 211 656,25
Address
1 Place Samuel De Champlain
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HYSILABS
France
EU contribution
€ 364 345
Address
Avenue Louis Philibert Technopole Arbois Mediterranee
13100 Aix-en-provence
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LGI SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION
France
EU contribution
€ 360 250
Address
6 Cite De L'ameublement
75011 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NANOPTEK CORPORATION
United States
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
35 Beharrell St Unit 1445
01742 Concord
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)